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Galleries & Artists
Marathon
90
Ave A Ave B
To Alpine
Ave C Ave D
1 3 2 4
3rd
2nd
Railroad
To Big Bend
385
To Fort Stockton
385
90 To Sanderson
North Not to Scale

Marathon ( pop . 386 )

“ Summer Grazing ” by Tim Oliver
Marathon is a tiny oases located on Hwy . 90 just west of the turn for Hwy . 385 south to Big Bend National Park ’ s east entrance . The town has long attracted outdoors enthusiasts to partake in its friendly restaurant and hotel scene , offering welcome respite from long drives and hikes . The Gage Hotel brought new life to town , restoring the historic hotel and adding the beautifully landscaped 27-acre Gage Gardens , a cafe , a fine dining restaurant , a brewery and barbecue , and of course , the V6 Collection , with artwork displayed from the personal collection of hotelier J . P . Bryan throughout the premises . Additionally , V6 Collection specializes in works of original art and photography from well-known Texas artists showcasing the Big Bend region . The Evans Gallery and Klepper Gallery are testaments to the active fine art and fine photography scene . Architecture in Marathon shows the town ’ s wild side . Several hand built papercrete buildings are found throughout town , including the very artistically rendered Eve ’ s Garden Bed and Breakfast on NW 3rd Street , which also features local art on its brightly colored walls , as well as La Loma del Chivo , a guesthouse on SW 6th Street featuring eclectic world art and a mysterious obelisk on the property grounds .
“ Purple Prickly Pear IV ” by Liz Bartlett Culp
1 / THE GALLERIES AT EVE ’ S GARDEN Ave . C and North 3rd / 432.386.4165 / evesgarden . org Original works by local artists Priscilla Wiggins , Monte Schatz , Luc Novovitch and Maisie Lee , and Austin artists Ed Acuna and Alexa Walker are displayed throughout the gathering areas and guest rooms of Eve ’ s Garden Bed and Breakfast . The sustainable building is a unique architectural fusion of Old Mexico and Middle Eastern , constructed using papercrete technology developed on site .
2 / EVANS GALLERY Four doors down from The Gage / 432.386.4366 jameshevans . com / desertcritterwear . com Photographs of 28-year Marathon resident James H . Evans and author of “ Big Bend Pictures ” ( black & white photos of Big Bend ’ s people and landscape ), and “ Crazy From the Heat .” James and his work have been featured in Texas Monthly Magazine , and his work is collected by major museums in Texas . The Gallery is also the home of Desert Critter Wear - James ’ images of desert critters on shirts , dresses and pillowcases .
“ Come Apart ” by Stephen Jones
was designed and built in 1927 by renowned southwest architect Henry Trost . It features elegant accommodations with authentic period decor .
4 / KLEPPER GALLERY 105 N . Ave . D / 432.386.6789 edanklepper @ gmail . com / kleppergallery . com For the past 20 years , artist , writer and outdoor adventurer E . Dan Klepper has resided in Marathon , Texas . Klepper ’ s largescale experimental photography carries a unique juxtaposition of subject matter rooted in the wild , untamed vistas of rural Texas , crafted with high-tech tools and methods .
GEORGE ZUPP STUDIO GeorgeZupp . com Paintings about folklore , desert critters and party goers . Work on display at Ranch Candy in Marfa .
SANDERSON BEYONDYONDER GALLERY 311 East Oak Street ( Hwy 90 ) / 432.244.8631 sandersontexas @ gmail . com / beyondyonder . org Off-beat , quirky gallery offers photography and regional mementos captured for you to carry on , representing the natural , genuine character of Far West Texas . Very informal atmosphere , like in the old days , when smoking and drinking a beer other than in a bar wasn ’ t verboten . Accompanying Raw Room Gallery : Adults only .

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3 / THE GAGE HOTEL & V6 GALLERY 101 W . Hwy . 90 / 432.386.4205 / 800.884 . GAGE / gagehotel . com The Gage Hotel displays the private collection of J . P . Bryan . Vintage originals from the 19th and early 20th centuries are displayed in the Reposa Room , 12 Gage Restaurant , and Ritchey Brothers Building and other original artwork can be seen in the V6 Gift Shop & Gallery . The historic hotel
www . GalleriesArtists . com