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Illumination: Art in the Market

Posted January 9, 2017


In the coldest depths of winter, we're bringing light, color and fun to the month of January by illuminating the artists whose creations contribute to the dazzling vibrancy of the Market community, year round. With more than 220 working artists, along with two dozen art galleries and shops, there's days of art to explore! 

Get a glimpse of the depth and breadth of art on display and meet the artists, through video portraits. Discover the galleries and find artsts at work in their studios with handy, downloadable pocket guides.

Join us for an exciting evening of art and conversation on January 26, when artists Clare Dohna and John Fleming provide a sneak peak to their upcoming public artworks, Northwest Microcosm and Western Tapestry. Both works will be installed in the Market this spring. Event Info

Featured Artist Video Portraits

Get a boost of color each day from January 23-29 with a new 30-second video spotlighting some of the Market's many talented artists.


Brooke Westlund, Brooke Westlund Gallery

Leonardo Lanzolla, painter

Tisbury Ennis, glass artist

Mutsuko Mitsui, ceramic artist

Scott Cahill Rude, Reflecting on Seattle

Sarah Clementson, Studio Solstone

Louie Gong, Eighth Generation

Art and Conversation 

JANUARY 26, 5:30-7 PM

Join us for a evening of art and conversation on Thursday, January 26 emceed by Nancy Guppy (Host/Producer of Seattle Channel's Art Zone). Former Pike Place craftsperson Clare Dohna and local artist John Fleming give us a peek into their future public artworks to be installed in the Market this spring. Susan Lane, longtime Friends of the Market member and former Market Historical Commission chair, will highlight significant public art works within the Market and the stories behind them. This event is free and open to the public and will take place in the Atrium Loft in the Economy Building, from 5:30-7 pm.


Pocket Walking Guides

Follow one of our handy maps to discover a diverse array of artistic creations throughout Pike Place Market. 


This week and beyond, follow Pike Place Market on social media through the hashtag #IlluminatePikePlace

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The Contest: 

Greetings Market Explorers! Celebrate the holiday season with this fun and festive Instagram contest and giveaway. It's easy to participate. Snap a selfie while shopping for holiday food and gifts from Pike Place merchants and post it with the hashtag #PikePlaceHolidays for a chance to win a Market Gift Tote filled with local goodies (over $100 value). Photos must be entered between December 1-24, 2016.


How to Enter: 

Follow these three simple steps.

  1. Snap a selfie while shopping in the Market
  2. Hashtag #PikePlaceHolidays & post on Instagram
  3. Extra bonus points: in the caption tell us what you love about shopping local


Example Photos: 


The Prize: 

To the explorer goes the spoils! The Pike Place Market Gift Tote includes:

  • Pike Place Market Print by La Ru
  • Jumbo Pike Place Market 2016 Holiday Button by artist Graig Anderson
  • MarketSpice Cinnamon-Orange Tea
  • Sotto Voce Acceto Balsamico Loganberry and Mint Balsamic Vinegar
  • Chukar Cherries Sour Cherry Preserves
  • Honest Biscuits Biscuit Mix
  • Ceramic Ring Dish by Flying Cat Creations
  • Dr. Pickett's Rhubarb Lemon Shrub from Woodring Orchards
  • Totem Smokehouse Sockeye Salmon Jerky
  • Sunny Honey Co. Coriander Blossom Honey
  • indi chocolate Cocoa Butter Body Lotion
  • Truffle Queen Truffle Salt from La Buona Tavola


The Winner: 

We're looking for creative, original and festive photos with compelling stories. A winner will be selected and announced on December 25, 2016. Cheers!

Follow @pikeplacepublicmarket on Instagram

Celebrate the Season with Figgy Pudding

Posted November 23, 2016

Searching for a fun, unique and festive activity this holiday season? The Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition and Fundraiser, presented this year by McKinley Irvin Family Law, is truly an enchanted event that appeals to all ages. This year, Figgy Pudding celebrates its 30th anniversary in Downtown Seattle/Westlake Center, and of course in creative song and in fabulous holiday spirit. In anticipation for "Figgy Friday," we spoke with "Head Figlet" Zoë Freeman, Wellness-Engagement Coordinator at Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank, to learn more about Figgy Pudding and the magic it generates for this vibrant Seattle community.

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Our gift to you!

November 28-December 24, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

During this time, anyone who drives into the Western Avenue entrance of the Public Market Parking Garage between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. will receive a validation coupon good for $3 off parking.

Visit for Public Market Garage directions, entrances and rates.