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Cherie Miner/Red Oak Express
Tour visitors enter the ZJ Art Church in Malvern, one of the tour gathering places, on Sunday afternoon.
Southwest Iowa hosts first art tour

 On Saturday and Sunday, galleries, restaurants, individuals and community centers across Southwest Iowa opened their doors to greet visitors and share the work of area artists and artisans. Red, white and black “Southwest Iowa Art Tour” signs alerted passers-by that a location was hosting a site. And it wasn’t long before vehicles started pulling up outside the various locations.