Marfa was dang cool, but yeah - lotsa hipsters. On the other hand, without them the town would dry up. I don’t know how many true art communities there are in the USA, but it worked for me. If you visit, I’d say you need about 3-4 days so you can see Marfa, Alpine, Big Bend (state and national), Terlingua and whatever else you find along the way.
you just can’t explain Marfa. i’ve been here since last June and still have a hard time talking about it when my friends from other places ask about it. part hipster haven part regular town in the desert. not a place that you just accidentally come across….you have to want to be here. it isn’t perfect by any means but it’s certainly worth a trip.