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Thomas Kinkade gallery opens in downtown Kennewick

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KENNEWICK, WA- Merchants in downtown Kennewick have welcomed a new neighbor with an artistic flair.

Anne and Carlos Craff cut the ribbon Friday at their new Thomas Kinkade Gallery.

Kinkade is  known as the painter of light. The gallery owners say Kinkade's peaceful settings have made him vastly popular in American households."About one in twenty Americans have a Thomas Kinkade painting or piece of artwork in their home," says Anne Craff. "He is the best selling, living artist, ever."

The gallery is the only recognized dealer of Kinkade limited editions within 100 miles of the Tri-Cities. It is located at 19 North Cascade in historic downtown Kennewick.