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Group brings in art to revitalize downtown Omak

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OMAK — Artists and businessmen. Many of us think of them as polar opposites. But a new project that turned an unoccupied building in downtown Omak into an artist’s studio has generated excitement within the business community.

Last month, Riverside glass and metal artist Bruce Townsend-Cook took over an old, vacant bar, turning it into his workspace where people can watch him fashion small glass objects, look over his paintings, and admire his glass “icicles” hanging from the window that will become part of a chandelier.

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