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Look beyond the scrumptious bounty of foods and neon signs around the Pike Place Market and you’ll discover an assortment of specialty services. They’re among the unexpected pleasures of exploring the Market’s nine acres.

Need a downtown dentist?  No problem! Go upstairs in the Economy Market building to Pike Place Dental. Happy to report Dr. de Vigne is a “gentle dentist.”

Downstairs on Level 3, get a glimpse into your past, present and/or future at Christopher’s Lamp. Clairvoyant and spiritual counselor Darlene Christopher has called Pike Place Market her work home since 1993. Look into the crystal ball at her desk.

Another means of aligning your yin and yang is the myriad services available at Ageless Acupuncture located on First Avenue in Sanitary Market building. Oriental medicine practitioners offer herbal consultations, acupuncture, as well as auricular, cosmetic and traditional Japanese and Chinese styles.

Barbershops have been fixtures in the Market since the early days—the first record of barbers in the Market dates back to 1908. The Market even housed a barber school in the 1960s. Today, customers can get their hair cut at Sergio’s Barber Shop in the First and Pine building. There's more than one barber here at the Market so be sure to explore and find Balcony Barber on one of the Lower Levels!

At Market Optical in Stewart House, you can get an eye exam as well as purchase a stylish set of eyewear. Dr. Cynthia Ruggeiro offers comprehensive eye exams to keep your eyes healthy.

One of Seattle’s best-known tattoo artists is Vyvyn Lazonga, an icon of the local tattoo scene since 1972. She was among the first female tattoo artists ever to own a tattoo business. Vyvyn and her associates create body art inspired by the natural world, cultural motifs, spirituality and more. You’ll find her shop, Madame Lazonga’s Tattoo, on Western Avenue.

Over the years, the Market has been home to so many services, large and small. Seafair Parade floats were built in the Champion building, and there was—really—a matchmaker on the top level of the Corner Market building.

As you plan your visit to Pike Place Market this summer, mark your calendars and join us for some new and exciting events on the MarketFront! Explore the Market and the many options of shops and restaurants, and then step out to the newest part of Pike Place Market. The MarketFront is a great backdrop for the perfect summery selfie (tag us and use the #pikeplace hashtag for a chance to be featured on our Instagram profile!), and this summer, is also the location for several different events.

Culinary Pop-ups on the MarketFront Plaza
Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Through October 28th

Highlighting food producers who sell at Pike Place Farmers Markets around downtown Seattle, these culinary pop-ups feature a rotation of ready-to-eat food and ready-to-drink vendors. The lineup includes:


Artisan Maker and Food Producer Pop-ups in the MarketFront North Pavilion
Friday and Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday and Mondays, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Through July 30th

In partnership with local nonprofits Ventures (who also has a retail store in the Market’s Lower Levels) and Seattle Made, these artisan maker and food producer pop-ups will bring a wide variety of art, craft and handmade items to complement the more than 230 craftspeople who sell regularly at Pike Place Market.

  • June 22-25: Ventures Nonprofit
  • June 29-July 2: Seattle Made
  • July 13-16: Seattle Made 
  • July 20-23: Ventures Nonprofit
  • July 27-30: Seattle Made


Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) “Downtown Summer Sounds” concerts on the MarketFront Lower Level Promenade
Wednesdays, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Through August 29th

Hosting the DSA’s afternoon concerts on Wednesdays, Market-goers can enjoy free outdoor concerts at the bottom of the grand staircase on the lower level of the MarketFront.

  • July 11: Duende Libre, jazz
  • July 18: Kim Archer Band, soulful rock
  • July 25: Nolan Garrett, rock guitar
  • August 1: Seattle Women’s Steel Pan Project (SWSPP), steel drums
  • August 8: Ayron Jones, rock ‘n roll
  • August 15: Bleach Bear, all-girl indie rock   
  • August 22: Peace & Red Velvet, hip-hop/rap
  • August 29: Parisalexa, R&B/soul


Parking for all events is available at the Market’s parking garages located on Western Avenue (1531 Western Ave. and 1901 Western Ave.). Early bird rate is $15 with entry before 9 a.m., hourly rates start at $4/hour, and the evening rate is $5 with entry after 5 p.m. Elevators from the garages provide direct access to the MarketFront.

Celebrating Dads and Grads

Posted June 15, 2018

It's that time of year again! Celebrate the amazing dads and grads in your life by gifting them something they'll treasure forever. Browse the Pike Place Market craft line for pieces that you won't find anywhere else - beautiful jewelry, handbound leather journals, reclaimed wood cutting boards and so much more. Keep scrolling for gift ideas!

 

Arrow Woodworks

Magnetic bottle openers made by Andy Bergin-Sperry that dad is going to love. You can find him out on the craftsline or online here.

 

Glen's Hand Craft in Seattle

Beautiful and durable leather bound journals for the new grad who's off on traveling adventures or loves to write. Available at Glen's Hand Craft in Seattle only at Pike Place Market.

 

Synergy Stone

Synergy Stones can be heated up or cooled down to give the perfect massage (which dads and grads would both appreciate). Get a free massage by visiting them in the North Arcade or online here.

 

Erickson Longboards

Bill Erickson creates longboards, cutting boards, knives and more out of sustainable or reclaimed wood. Find him in the North Arcade or online here

Meet the Artist: Jim Chobot

Posted June 1, 2018

A ferry away from Seattle, Jim Chobot walks the beaches of Vashon Island, combing for driftwood and inspiration for his next creation.

Chobot is a longtime Pike Place Market artist, well-known for his one-of-a-kind wood pieces from rocking chairs to cutting boards to “fire starters.”

Every day he goes down to the beach, searching for things that have washed up on the island shores. According to Chobot, "When you go looking at the beach, it's a store that's open every day but with different things." He looks for quality driftwood with fun shapes, patterns and textures—all of which add to the character of each art piece.

With more than 40 years of experience at the Market, Chobot has built an impressive customer base, with some becoming collectors of his work) and continues to evolve in his artistic expression to this day. You can find Chobot's work at the Neptune Furniture table in Pike Place Crafts Market seven days a week, and even meet Jim himself most Sundays. Come say hello, pick up some great gifts for Father’s Day, and ask him about his “Pirate Camp,” too!

Pike Box Instagram Giveaway!

Posted May 10, 2018

Do you love fresh produce? Do you want to support local farmers? Do you want to get your hands on the season’s freshest seasonal specialties? If so, you need to sign up for Pike Box!

Pike Box, our newly rebranded CSA (community supported agriculture) program, is a partnership between Pike Place Market farmers and consumers. You can sign up now to enjoy a full season of delicious, fresh Washington state produce! Everything included in Pike Box is sourced directly from our Pike Place Market farmers and hand-packed every week at the Market by staff and volunteers. The program supports local farmers in growing their businesses, by opening additional sales channels, connecting them with new customers, allowing them to experiment with new crop varieties, and more.

Pike Box subscriptions are 20 weeks long and available in two sizes. Small is $360 and includes 5-6 items weekly. Regular is $480 and includes 7-8 items weekly.

This year, pick-up of Pike Box will be at the MarketFront Plaza and Pavilion, Wednesdays between 2-6 p.m. from June 20 through October 31.

Quantities of Pike Box are limited and the deadline is June 1, so enroll today!


*Pike Box Instagram Giveaway Rules*

Visit our Instagram profile to participate in our #PIKEBOX giveaway! One lucky winner will be selected to win a full season (20 weeks) of Pike Box. We've hidden seven letters throughout the Market spelling P-I-K-E-B-O-X. To enter, all you have to do is:

  1. Locate and snap a selfie with all seven letters: P-I-K-E-B-O-X
  2. Post all seven selfies in a sequence on your Instagram profile (must be public)
  3. Tag @pikeplacepublicmarket and use the hashtag #PIKEBOX in your sequence post
  4. Tell us in your caption why you would LOVE a season subscription to Pike Box!

Contest will run until 5 p.m. on Friday, May 11, 2018 only. No purchase necessary to win. Prize is a 20-week subscription for a small share of Pike Box CSA during the 2018 season. Value of prize is $360. Winner will be announced Monday, May 14, 2018; and contacted via direct message on Instagram. Winner must be able and willing to pick up their Pike Box every week at Pike Place Market, Wednesdays between 2-6 p.m. Pike Place Market is unable to ship or deliver and is not responsible should winner forget or neglect to collect prize. 

Your Mother's Day Cheat Sheet

Posted May 10, 2018

Here’s your Mother’s Day cheat sheet for a fabulous day out with mom at Pike Place Market. Just remember the four F’s — Flowers, Food, Fashion and Fun — and you can’t go wrong!

Flowers

The 10th annual Flower Festival takes place this Saturday and Sunday, May 12 and 13, right on the historic cobblestones of Pike Place. Tent after tent will line the street, each filled with beautiful stems and gorgeous bouquets from local farmers that are sure to wow the moms in your life. The only hard part will be deciding which arrangement to buy!


Food

Is your mom an early riser? Start the day off right with a crumpet and a cup of chai from The Crumpet Shop (left). Not an early bird? No problem! Sit down to mid-morning brunch featuring Bananas Foster French Toast at Red Cedar & Sage, Dungeness Crab Quiche at Café Campagne (right) or a Springtime Omelet from Steelhead Diner. If you already have plans during the day, we recommend treating mom to a classic Italian dinner at IL Bistro — delizioso!


Fashion

Jewelry and accessories are classic Mother’s Day gifts that are sure to impress. Find something inspiring like an engraved bracelet from Hammering Girl, one-of-a-kind rings from Sabando Design, modern metal earrings from Knuckle Kiss (pictured above), unique micro pendants from Silver Cherry, and much more handcrafted gifts from hundreds of local artisans in the crafts market.


Fun

Share an experience and create memories with mom that she’ll cherish forever! Sign up for a cooking class in the Atrium Kitchen or workshop at a Pike Place Market business where you can take a Market-to-Table Tour and Cooking Class with Chef Traci, learn about Old World / New World Cheese, or create handmade wreaths while enjoying indi chocolate. Browse our Event Calendar for classes, dates, prices and more info.


Happy Mother’s Day!