News Media on Assignment:
Photographers or members of the media on assignment to cover a news story related to Pike Place Market or its merchants, vendors, craftspeople or staff, should contact the PDA Marketing Department as soon as possible to request interviews and filming access before admittance to the Market.
Media Cell Phone (for day of assignments only): 206-724-8142
Amy Wallsmith, Director of Marketing & Program Development
Madison Bristol, Senior Public Relations and Programs Specialist
Film and Photography Requests
All commercial filming or photography must be authorized by the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority (PDA). Film productions that align with Pike Place Market's mission and brand values receive priority. Our mission as stated in the Market's charter is to support farmers and food retailing as well as local, independent businesses. The PDA reserves the right to approve or deny permits.
To begin your request for commercial filming or photography, please complete a filming application on the Commercial Filming page at least 15 business days prior to your intended date.
Personal Photograhy: Visitors are welcome to take photos and video for personal use on a visit to the Market. Anything other than personal use or with more than one handheld camera requires a filming permit from the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority (PDA). The use of drones or other unmanned equipment is strictly prohibited in Pike Place Market and within the nine-acre historic district. In consideration for public safety, tripods are not allowed within the nine-acre historic district for personal use.
Current News Releases
Pike Place Market Press Kit
Pike Place MarketFront Expansion
For the first time in 40 years, Pike Place Market has grown with the Pike Place MarketFront. The waterfront-facing expansion reclaims a surface parking lot for local producers, farmers and craftspeople. A large public plaza offers expansive views of Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains.