DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Arts Council has awarded 152 grants totaling $1.3 million to artists and organizations in 66 Iowa communities.

Among the awards is $3,000 to the Southwest Iowa Arts Council to present the Southwest Iowa Art Tour. The project connects people from rural communities to artists through a self-guided tour in an eight-county region.

The Poste Print Festival in Perry received a $1,895 grant for its one-day festival on Oct. 17 in a newly renovated 1913 post office. The festival celebrates original prints and the artists who created them.

Public Space One received a $6,100 grant to bring three different artists to Iowa City for artist residencies that trace connections between the environment and people of color.

To view a list of grantees, visit www.iowaculture.gov .

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