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The Complete Guide to Our Mural Hunt

Posted February 11, 2019

These artistic expressions our way of saying, "We love you!" 

Over the weekend, Market artists put the final touches on eight pop-up murals across Pike Place Market. Each mural is designed to create amazing photos.

The murals will be painted over March 8th. So don’t wait!

Below are all the locations and details about the artists.

(Make sure you tag #PikePlaceMarket and #LocalLove to be featured in our Instagram Stories.)


Love the Pod You’re With

This mural of mom and baby orcas designed by Stacey Sterling is too cute. You can either kiss the baby or the mother orca, depending on your height.

Find this mural behind the Made in Washington store in the Sanitary Building.

Find more of Stacey’s work in the Crafts Market.


Blow the Bubble

Blow the perfect bubblegum bubble right outside the Gum Wall!

This fun mural was designed by Alex Achaval, Brooke Westlund and Jennifer Cullin.

Find it near the Gum Wall.

Brooke and Jennifer have shops on Western Avenue, and Alex has a studio on Level 3.


It’s Raining Love

Who says Seattleites don’t use umbrellas? This adorable umbrella mural was designed by Rachel Jobe Cuba.

The mural is perfect for adults and children.

Find it outside the MarketFront Pavilion near Billie the Piggybank.

Find more of Rachel’s work in the Crafts Market.


Up, Up and Away!

Pose at this heart balloon mural designed by Alex Achaval, Brooke Westlund and Jennifer Cullin. It will lift your spirit!

Find it at the top of the Pike Street Hillclimb.


Love Struck

Need help in the Love Department? Get love-struck by Cupid.

Artists Alex Achaval, Brooke Westlund and Jennifer Cullin created this mural in the DownUnder. They also collaborated on the mural, Blow the Bubble.

Find it as you head up the ramp to Level 5.


This is MY Market

Be king or queen of Pike Place Market with this mural by Carol Chen Lord. A bench provides the perfect throne.

But finding this mural can be a bit tricky. Head to the Gum Wall and open the double doors on your left.

Find more of Carol’s work in the Crafts Market.


Infinity Hearts

You’ll never guess what’s behind these double doors on Western Avenue.

Our artists took boring doors and made a beautiful backdrop that’s perfect for your next Instagram post.

Find the Infinity Hearts mural on Western Avenue just down the street from The Paper Feather.

Alex Achaval, Brooke Westlund and Jennifer Cullin worked on this mural too.


I Love Pike Place Market

We know you love us, so shout it! This mural was designed by Alex Achaval, Brooke Westlund and Jennifer Cullin.

Find it on Level 3, across from the shop Rummage Around.

12 Ways to Say 'I Love You'

Posted February 5, 2019

There is no better way to say, 'I love you' than with a handmade gift.

Swing by Pike Place Market before or after work and pick up something truly unique and special for your sweetie, Galentine or Palentine. 

After all, we at the Market are heart-makers, not heart-breakers.


Piroshky Piroshky

Eat your heart out to your tastebuds’ delight.

At Piroshky Piroshky, the Strawberry Marzipan Heart Piroshky is new.

Treat yourself and your friends. 

Find Piroshky Piroshky at 1908 Pike Place.


The Paper Feather

The Paper Feather on Western Avenue sells heart-felt terms of endearment on originally designed cards and vintage finds. 

With sayings like, "Let's spoon" and "It's a sweet life with you," you're sure to find the perfect card for any occasion. 

Visit owner Jennifer Cullin and her shop at 1520 Western Avenue.


Kobo Art Garden

Do you know someone with a "heart of glass"? This Valentine's Day reward their romantic self by giving them a real heart of glass from Kobo Art Garden

Joshua Swanson and Motoko Hayashi specialize in fine handmade glass art and gifts. 

These hearts of glass come in every color one could image. 

Find Kobo Art Garden in the Pike Place Crafts Market. 


Scott Alberts

Deck your halls with love and keep these subtle affirmations of love up all year round. 

Scott Alberts creates custom laser etched paintings. 

Find Scott in the Pike Place Crafts Market.  



The adorable pastry pets of MarninSaylor are hand-stitched, covetable and collectable toys.

New for the season are all-pink, limited-edition strawBERRY, strawBUNNY, and Donut Cat. Each includes a set of heart-shaped stickers, too.

Great for gifting, but they’ll have you declaring, “Be Mine!”

Find MarninSaylor in the Pike Place Crafts Market.


Gem Heaven

The “wow” factor is high at Gem Heaven, which offers heart-shaped rocks, gems and geodes of different sizes and colors.

Amethyst, obsidian with minerals, and rose crystals are some of the hearts to discover.   

Find Gem Heaven in the DownUnder.


Le Panier

Pick up a heart-shaped brioche with a crumble topping, filled with raspberry preserves and dusted with powdered sugar at Le Panier.

Pink heart-meringues with raspberry also make a graceful—and delicious—addition to any dessert platter.

Look for heart-shaped baguettes and palmiers, too.  

Find Le Panier at 1901 Pike Place.


Royal Phoenix

Perfect for nature loves. This pendants by Royal Phoenix features an actual starfish. Other pendants include flowers and other elements from nature, including her Mermaid pendants.

Find Royal Phoenix in the Pike Place Crafts Market.


The Old White House

Keep an eye out for these lavender sachet hearts made by The Old White House. Theresa Hein has been making and selling these popular sachets at Pike Place Market for a few years.

Each one is handmade and unique. 

Find The Old White House in the Pike Place Crafts Market.  


21+ Valentine's Day Gifts 



Orange Dracula

For some, love is a mystery. Orange Dracula's V-DAY mystery bags are full of chocolate, Valentines candy and more!

While you're in the shop, grab a Nicolas Cage Valentine's Day card or a quirky gag gift for your sweetie. 

Find Orange Dracula in the DownUnder.


The Naughty Valentine

Toss out the traditional and go naughty this Valentine's Day. 

Rosie Edholm's cards are perfect for your best friend, lover or crush with lines like, "I'd like to wear your skin" and "brains are the new tits."

Find The Naughty Valentine in the Pike Place Crafts Market.


Wonder Pipes

Say, 'I love you' with a new pipe!

Every Wonder Pipes product is "womanmade" from the highest quality materials and positive vibes. 

J Wonder's love-inspired ceramic pipes are pink and adorn with hearts making it almost too cute to use. 

J Wonder has been selling at Pike Place Market for the last 6 months. 

Find Wonder Pipes in the Crafts Market.