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WATCH: Glamour And Gentrification Go Hand-In-Hand In Artsy Ranch Town Marfa

The West Texas town has become a model of the arts in rural America.


It’s sometimes weird, often wonderful, definitely off the beaten path. Marfa, Texas, is a tiny rural town in the middle of dusty ranchlands, as well as an internationally renowned creative mecca. In the last few decades, as artists and nonprofits moved in, drawing tourists and upscale development, Marfa has become the model of the arts as economic engine in rural America.

You can watch Jeffrey Brown’s report for PBS NewsHour here: