Golden Hills received funding from the Iowa West Foundation and the USDA for arts and cultural programming throughout rural Southwest Iowa. In addition to supporting the Southwest Iowa Arts Council and Art Tour, we are developing the Porchlights program. It's a "museum without walls," based in part on BEHOLD! New Lebanon in upstate New York. The program will involve local residents teaching one another about rural culture and lifestyles. It will include diverse events across our eight-county region. Topics will include, but not be limited to: visual and performing arts, traditional folk skills, agriculture, cooking, history, writing, and nature. More information will be available soon!
Golden Hills provides coordination support for the Southwest Iowa Art Tour and the Southwest Iowa Rural Arts Council. Information about this year's tour can be found here: www.swiarttour.com