Posted January 2, 2018
Posted December 21, 2017
With the busyness of the holiday season coming to an end, New Year’s resolutions are all the talk! Whether you’re committed to getting in better shape, using your vacation time, practicing self-care and meditation, learning to cook, or reading more books, Pike Place Market is a great place to help get 2018 off on the right foot.
Posted December 21, 2017
Looking for awesome plans to ring in 2018 in Seattle? From special prix-fixe menus to tantalizing cabarets to laugh-your-face-off improv comedy, Pike Place Market has some fantastic events happening in its restaurants and theatres on Sunday, December 31. Join us to celebrate and say "ta ta" to 2017!
Posted December 15, 2017
Pike Place Market was recently crowned 2017's most-Instagrammed location in Washington state, and for good reason! There's no shortage of beautiful, vibrant, interesting things to capture throughout our 9-acre neighborhood. Here's a roundup of 17 of our favorite shots captured by locals and visitors throughout the year.
Posted December 12, 2017
Sasquatch pulling a sleigh. Skiing snowman. Bubblefish playing the cello.
These are a just few of the fantastical scenes depicted over the years on Graig Anderson's Pike Place Market holiday buttons. He's been creating them since 1999, each year with a new holiday-themed design. Ask any craftsperson in the Market and they'll tell you: Graig's buttons are a cherished holiday tradition.
"It's fun for me," says Graig. "I've been drawing since I was a kid, and used to paint Christmas stuff on storefront windows. Each year I look back through my sketchbooks and have a big bank of images to choose from as a starting point."
From there, he discusses concepts with Pike Place Market PDA daystall staff and hones his design. "It goes from a drawing to an acrylic painting that I photograph and make final touches on the computer," explains Graig.
Although he cites artistic influences like Edward Gorey, Dr. Seuss, Francisco Goya, and classic Warner Bros. Cartoons as inspiration, its clear browsing Graig's craftstable that he's created a unique magical world of his own.
Shop the Crafts Market from now through the end of the year to receive your own 2017 limited edition Pike Place Market holiday button (while supplies last)!
Graig Anderson's buttons through the years:Read More
Posted November 30, 2017
On this day in Market history, 110 years ago, November 30, 1907...
"There were cheers when Councilman Tom Revelle, got up in top hat and tails, approached the podium; more cheers when a farmer thrust in his hands a huge pumpkin; and still more when he set it down by the speaker's stand, placed his silk hat on it, and with political resonance addressed the assemblage:
This market is yours. I dedicate it to you, and may it prove a benefit to you and your children. It is for you to defend, to protect and to uphold, and it is for you to see that those who occupy it treat you fairly; that no extortion be permitted and that the purpose for which it was created be religiously adhered to. This is one of the greatest days in the history of Seattle, but it is only a beginning for soon this city will have one of the greatest markets in the world. ...It is here to stay and there is no influence, no power, no combination and no set of either political or commercial grafters that will destroy it.
The assembled farmers and consumers cheered, the band struck up another march, and the crowd dispersed to shop at stalls filled with late fall produce"
-Excerpt from Soul of the City: The Pike Place Public Market by Alice Shorett and Murray Morgan