Summer Programs

Chinati proudly participates with Marfa ISD and other local arts and cultural institutions in Summer Shake-Up, a month-long, free summer program for children in grades K-8. These super fun, inclusive and imaginative classes involve art, music, dance and culminate in a well-attended, community-wide gathering in which the children’s artwork is installed at Chinati’s Arena.

Throughout the summer, the young artists engage in a continuing discussion about the process of making their own works while also considering aspects of Chinati’s collection. Programming and class size limitations vary from year to year. For more information, please email