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Caftans & Casseroles 2018
Marfa Live Arts Benefit Picnic and Pool Party

Sunday, August 26, 2018
5:30-8:30 PM
Shurley Pool | Located at the corner of N. Ridge and 3rd St. Park on West 3rd St.

Please no parking at the home located at 701 West 4th Street.

As summer draws to an end, it is again time to put on your best poolside chic and come out to support Marfa Live Arts—a local arts and education organization. The fundraising event Caftans and Casseroles features food, spirits, and local musicians this Sunday, August 26, 2018 from 5:30-8:30 PM at the Shurley Pool.


The location is a beloved Marfa treasure with a pool and tennis courts nestled in the north west edge of town located at 701 West 4th Street. The event will be like stepping back into the Marfa of the 1960s, so grab your best caftan and come hungry for casseroles by The Waterstop and complimentary spirits from Deep Eddy Vodka. Don't own a caftan? Worry not, beautiful caftans wills be curated and for sale by Raba Marfa during the event. A live poolside music score will take place from 5:30-6:30 PM featuring drum delays, ethereal guitar, and percussion discussion with TK Croft and A.DeSimone. After the performance, a curated playlist by JD DiFabbio and A.DeSimone will air from 6:30-8:30 PM live on KMKB, 98.9 FM or streaming on


Download the Caftan & Casseroles 2018 Donation Form and support Marfa Live Arts Today!


Marfa Live Arts is growing and we want you to be a part of it! Recently, we were excited to receive a transformational grant from Permian Basin Area Foundation to support our education programs and general operating cost. Our goal for Caftans & Casseroles is $15,000. This campaign is specifically for raising funds that are set aside to support programs with local artists and so that we can take advantage of opportunities that arise outside of our normal grant writing cycle. This keeps us agile and engaged within our community.


So far in 2018, we have held nine free events for the Marfa community ranging from electronic music from New York and Lebanon to the annual evening of One Act Plays, which are written by Marfa ISD students and performed by local actors. We bring diverse events throughout the year that consist of music, writing, dance, art, performance, theater, film, and more to Marfa.


If you have enjoyed any of of our events over the years, consider this fundraiser your chance to contribute to the continuation of such programming in Marfa.


Our organization strives to be inclusive, so in that spirit, we are keeping ticket prices for our Benefit Picnic nominal (with special pricing for locals) as well as encouraging patrons, especially those of you out of town and not able to attend, to sponsor seats or an entire table for our artists, students, parents, and the educators we work with at Marfa ISD.



  Table for ten: $1,000 (with recognition as event underwriter)

  Sponsor a Table for 10 for artists/educators/students: $1,000

  Individual ticket: $75

  Sponsor a seat for artist/educator/student: $75

  Locals ticket: $50 (Limited Supply)

Download the Caftan & Casseroles 2018 Donation Form and support Marfa Live Arts Today!


We applaud the tremendous generosity of this year's underwriters Suzanne Deal Booth, Anonymous, and Carla Cotropia & Tom Edens. This fundraising event would not be possible without the incredible efforts, tremendous generosity, and in-kind donations from Deep Eddy Vodka and Thunderbird Hotel. 

We extend our most sincere gratitude to all of our donors: Maryam Amiryani & Nick Terry, Sarah Atwood, Jeff Beauchamp, Ballroom Marfa, Sterry Butcher & Michael Roch, Elise Sibley Chandler, Kathie Compton, Marella & James Consolini-Rodewald, Laura Copelin & David Fenster, Karen Crenshaw, Douglas Friedman, Estela Fuentez, Glenn Hanson, Nicki Ittner & Ross Cashiola, Sagebrush Construction/Jane & Bobby Crockett, Buck Johnston & Camp Bosworth, Mallory Jones & Michael Camacho, Max Kabat, Melissa Keane, Susan Kirr & Rusty Martin, Charles Mary Kubricht & Ron Sommers, Marfa Studio of Arts/Malinda Beeman, Joni Marginot, Britt & Rob Mazurek, Sarah Melendez, Leila McKay, Jacqueline Northcut, Stephen Pascher, Elise Pepple, Carolyn Pfeiffer, Ginger Griffice & Steve Rabourn, Kelly Ramsey, Rita & Cirihn Rogers, Carol & John Rogers, Ashley Rowe, Laura Shell, Lindsay & Ford Smith, Hillary & Robert Summers, Pete Szilagyi, Libby Tilley, and Stacey & Scott Tucker.


Huge thanks to all the volunteers who lift us up and make it happen: Ria Leigh, Ari & kb Thomason, Jerum Roja, Dustin Pevy, Peyton Gardner, Mary Ethrington, Britt Mazurek, Elise Pepple, Sophia Fish, Rachel Monroe, Yoseff Ben-Yehuda, Jeff Keeling, KT Davis, Mallory Jones & Michael Camacho, Anthony DeSimone, and Marfa Recording Co./Gory Smelley. And a big shout out to the team at Marfa ISD: Oscar Aguero, John Sherril, and Amber Strach.

To see more photos of Caftans and Casseroles by Sarah Vasquez, please visit our website or facebook photo album, and instagram.

SPONSORS & IN-KIND DONORS: Deep Eddy VodkaThunderbird Hotel, The Waterstop Marfa,  Raba MarfaKMKB 98.9 FM, and Sabrina Franzheim.

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