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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.  


 

MarninSaylor

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. 

 

 

Get to Know the Pike Place MarketFront

Posted January 15, 2019

You may know our iconic sign and the main arcade, but what about our MarketFront? The Pike Place MarketFront opened in June 2017 and it plays an integral role in restoring Seattle's new waterfront and connecting downtown to the Sound.

As the Alaskan Way Viaduct is removed later this year and plans to revitalize the waterfront get underway, our MarketFront is well positioned to see it all.

This month, hundreds flocked to the MarketFront's public plaza to say goodbye to the Viaduct. But the MarketFront is so much more than a viewing deck. 

The Pike Place MarketFront was the first expansion of Pike Place Market in 40 years. It provides much need table space for farmers, craftspeople and artisan purveyors, retail space, low-income housing, a neighborhood center and parking. 

Learn about the different shops and restaurants at the Pike Place MarketFront located at 1901 Western Avenue and experience our now quieter waterfront view today.  

Start planning your visit with our MarketFront Map & Walking Guide.


 

Restaurants

 

Old Stove Brewing Company

Come enjoy Seattle Magazine's "Best Brewery Taproom" of 2018! Old Stove Brewing Company was one of the first anchor tenants of the Pike Place MarketFront. 

Thirsty patrons can sip pints in a brewhouse and gastropub designed to make the most of the MarketFront’s open-air feel, with an 80-foot window-wall showcasing an expansive view of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains visible from Western Avenue.

Co-founders Chris Moore and Brian Stan have 20 house-made rotating beers on tap, including the brewery’s flagships. The pub menu also highlights locally sourced seasonal ingredients.

 

Honest Biscuits

Want an "honest to goodness kick-ass biscuit"? Honest Biscuits at the MarketFront has you covered. Their biscuits are freshly baked and made from local ingredients, the primary ingredient being Washington’s Shepherd’s Grain flour.

They use local dairy products to make a delicious piece of bread that is slightly crunchy on the outside, but light on the inside. (They have gluten-free options too.) 

Founder and Head Baker Art Stone learned biscuit making at his grandmother’s knee in rural North Carolina. At the MarketFront he serves up fried chicken alongside southern-style biscuits with Seattle twists.

 

indi chocolate

Named one of Eater's "Best Chocolate Destinations in America" for the second year in a row! indi chocolate works directly with cacao farmers around the world to make small batch, single origin dark chocolate. They also make a wide range of cacao-based products including teas, spiced rubs, mixology kits and body care products made from cocoa butter. 

Relax in owner Erin Andrews expanded chocolate factory and enjoy house-made elixirs and baked desserts, like Belgian waffles drizzled in chocolate sauce and bars infused with local berries, hazelnuts and dried fruits.


 

The MarketFront Pavillion

The MarketFront Pavilion provides more room for our farmers and craftspeople. The all-weather Pavilion allows for 47 table spaces and views of Puget Sound. Rollup doors keep out stormy weather, allowing year-round shopping for locally made crafts and specialty farm products.

The space has already proved to be very useful. It was used for our Stocking & Stuffings event during Magic in the Market and for our first Holiday Night Market held last year. 


 

The Community

 

Low Income Senior Housing

Housing for low-income seniors has been identified as one of the most significant emerging needs in downtown Seattle and in the Market neighborhood.

To meet this need, the Western Avenue Senior Housing, which is located in the southern portion of the MarketFront, features 40 HUD studio apartments. Thirty-three units are intended for low-income seniors, with seven units designed to accommodate live-work space for low-income senior artists.

 

Neighborhood Center

The Market Commons serves as a hub for connecting and engaging the diverse community that lives and works in and around the Market.

Operated by the Pike Place Market Foundation, the neighborhood center serve as a resource center to connect neighbors to existing services, as well as a space to develop new innovative programs to meet the needs of our community.

A wide range of activities are offered including wellness, educational, art and social activities hosted by a variety of community groups and partners.

 

Public Art

The Pike Place MarketFront provided the opportunity for three public art installations from local and regional artists to create a colorful canvas and contemporary feel.

Each new work is designed to reflect Pike Place Market’s unique history and cultural legacy.

We can all agree, Happy Hour is better than Traffic Hour. So instead of sitting in traffic after work, grab some friends and head to one of 15 bars or 20 restaurants in the Pike Place Market Historic District.

Below are four bars that will immediately have you saying, "what stress?"

 

Old Stove Brewing Company

Old Stove Brewing Company

A photo of Old Stove Brewing Company's craft beer and amazing view. (Photo via Facebook)

Kick back and immerse yourself in one of Seattle Magazine's "Best Brewery Taproom" of 2018! Old Stove Brewing Company is relatively new to the Market but already making a name for themselves. 

Enjoy Market-made craft beers while admiring stunning views of Elliot Bay, the Olympic Mountains and the Alaskan Way Viaduct. 

Old Stove Brewing Company at 1901 Western Avenue has a late night Happy Hour from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday - Thursday and a special brunch menu Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 


 

Radiator Whiskey

A bartender makes cocktails at Radiator Whiskey. (Photo via Facebook)

Matt's in the Market's boozier neighbor Radiator Whiskey offers cocktails to die for, most with barrel-aged creations and a menu fit for any 5-star restaurant.

On the third floor of the Corner Market building at 94 Pike Street, Radiator Whiskey is a dark party perfect for letting your problems melt away. Grab The Piledriver with Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Aperol, lemon, mint, and rhubarb bitters or be adventures and try The Sun Goes Down with Mezcal, lemon, orange juice, chiltepin pepper, and house bell pepper grenadine. 

Whet your appetite with cornflake crusted chicken livers or a meatloaf sandwich with bacon mushroom gravy and fried onions. 

Happy Hour is 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. every day. Their late night Happy Hour is 10 p.m. - close, Monday - Thursday. 

 


 

The Alibi Room

A beer flight at The Alibi Room. (Photo via Instagram) 

Let your stresses melt away inside this cozy candlelit speakeasy-style bar outside the Gum Wall.

The Alibi Room at 85 Pike Street in Post Alley serves up Italian favorites including Bruschetta, Spicy Mac & Cheese and their brick oven pizza which you can actually see the chefs make. Enjoy everything with a glass of wine or a pint of beer.

The Alibi Room is open every day from 11:30 a.m. -  2 a.m. Happy Hour is until 6 p.m. The kitchen is open until 1 a.m.

 


 

Shug's Soda Fountain & Ice Cream

Peach sorbet, beautiful bubbles and amaretto cherry champagne floats at Shug's Soda Fountain and Ice Cream. (Photo via Instagram)

This ain't your mama's soda shop! Shug's Soda Fountain and Ice Cream at 1525 1st Avenue specializes in ice cream cocktails like Prosecco or beer floats and Gran Gran's Cocoa including Bailey's, house-made hot chocolate, vanilla ice cream and whip cream. 

They also offer photo-worthy sundaes and coffee creations along with beer and wine in a nostalgic atmosphere.

Shug's Soda Fountain and Ice Cream is open daily from noon to 10 p.m.

 

You'll still be able to get to Pike Place Market as we say goodbye to the Alaskan Way Viaduct. 

The permanent closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct will change the way many people get to downtown Seattle. But fear not, you'll still be able to get to Pike Place Market for all your favorite eating, drinking, shopping and exploring.

Whether you are coming from the North, South, East or West, you may need to take a different route to get to the Market. Below are driving directions that take you to the Market's parking garages at 1531 Western Avenue and 1901 Western Avenue. Rates begin at $4 an hour. Don't have a car? Don't worry, we have public transportation options below for you.   

(Get travel times before you head out with WSDOT's live travel times page)

 

Coming from the North:

 

Via I-5 North:

Driving: Take the Madison Street exit, #164 and turn left. Follow Madison Street to Western Avenue. Turn right onto Western Avenue. Follow Western Avenue for five blocks. The entrance to the Market Parking Garage is on the left side of the street. 

 

Via SR 99:

Driving: State Route 99 will be closed at the south end of the Battery Street Tunnel to avoid traffic drivers might want to get off SR 99 before Mercer Street in South Lake Union. Both directions of Aurora Avenue N will be reduced to one lane at Roy Street through Thomas Street, as WSDOT contractors work to connect SR 99 to the new tunnel.

Drivers can then use city streets and work their way to 15th Avenue W.

15th Avenue W turns into Elliott Avenue W. Once in downtown Seattle, Elliott Avenue turns into Western Avenue. The entrance to the Market Parking Garage is on the right side of the street. 

Option 2: If drivers choose to stay on SR 99 southbound the last exit before the closure is Western Avenue at the south end of the Battery Street Tunnel. That is detailed in the image below. (Click to enlarge)

Upon exiting drivers will contiune on to Battery Street. Make a left on to Elliott Avenue. Elliott Avenue turns into Western Avenue. The entrance to the Market Parking Garage is on the right side of the street. 

(Photo via WSDOT)

 

Via Public Transportation:

Public transportation including the Sound Transit Light Rail, Sounder Trains or Amtrak may provide a more efficient route. Many Metro bus routes will drop riders off near the Market on First Avenue or Pine Street. And the Westlake Sound Transit Link Light Rail station is located only four blocks from the Market.

New to public transportation? Take advantage of King County Metro's new Trip Planner.

 


 

Coming from the South:

 

Via I-5 South:

Driving: Take the Denny Way/Stewart Street exit, #166. Follow Stewart Street to First Avenue. Turn right onto First Avenue. Two blocks north, turn left onto Lenora Street. Turn left onto Western Avenue. Follow Western Avenue for three blocks (passing Victor Steinbrueck Park on your right). The entrance to the Public Market Parking Garage is on the right side of the street.

 

Via SR 99:

Driving: Beginning Friday, January 11 at 10 p.m., State Route 99 will be closed at South Spokane Street. Drivers coming from the south will be diverted on to 4th Avenue. Continue on to 4th Avenue until Madison Street. Take a left on to Madison Street. Travel 4 blocks. Take a right at Western Avenue. The entrance to the Market Parking Garage is on the left side of the street.

 

Via Public Transportation:

Public transportation including the Sound Transit Light Rail, Sounder Trains or Amtrak may provide a more efficient route. Many Metro bus routes will drop riders off near the Market on First Avenue or Pine Street. And the Westlake Sound Transit Link Light Rail station is located only four blocks from the Market.

New to public transportation? Take advantage of King County Metro's new Trip Planner.

 


 

Coming from the East:

 

Via I-90:

Driving: Use the right two lanes to take exit 2C from I-5 N toward Vancouver B.C. Keep right, follow signs for Madison St/Convention Pl and merge onto 7th Avenue. Take a left on to Madison Street. In seven blocks take a right on to Western Avenue. The entrance to the Market Parking Garage is on the left side of the street. 

 

Via Public Transportation:

Public transportation including the Sound Transit Light Rail, Sounder Trains or Amtrak may provide a more efficient route. Many Metro bus routes will drop riders off near the Market on First Avenue or Pine Street. And the Westlake Sound Transit Link Light Rail station is located only four blocks from the Market.

New to public transportation? Take advantage of King County Metro's new Trip Planner.

 


 

Coming from the West:

 

Via West Seattle Bridge:

Driving: Using the West Seattle Bridge to get to downtown Seattle will be diverted to 4th Avenue S. Continue on to 4th Avenue until Madison Street. Take a right. Travel 4 blocks. Take a right at Western Avenue. The entrance to the Market Parking Garage is on the left side of the street.

 

Via Public Transportation:

Via King County Water Taxi:

Leave Colman Dock and walk toward Marion Street. Take a right on Marion Street. Left on 1st Avenue. Walk along 1st Avenue for six blocks until you reach Pike Street. Pike Place Market is on the left. See full schedule

The King County Water Taxi will add the 245-passenger San Juan Clipper on its West Seattle-to-downtown route, to join the 278-passenger Doc Maynard, from Jan. 14 to March 27.  It's expected to set sail every 15 or 20 minutes. Basic fare is $5 each way with an adult ORCA card.

Via bus or train:

Public transportation including the Sound Transit Light Rail, Sounder Trains or Amtrak may provide a more efficient route. Many Metro bus routes will drop riders off near the Market on First Avenue or Pine Street. And the Westlake Sound Transit Link Light Rail station is located only four blocks from the Market.

New to public transportation? Take advantage of King County Metro's new Trip Planner.

 

 

Public Transportation

 

Pike Place Market is easily accessible by public transport from Sea-Tac Airport and surrounding Seattle neighborhoods.

Many Metro bus routes will drop riders off near the Market on First Avenue or Pine Street. And the Westlake Sound Transit Link Light Rail station is located only four blocks away from the Market.

For detailed schedule information and round-trip planning from your home, call Metro Rider Information at 206.553.3000 or visit metro.kingcounty.gov. 

Whether you're trying to impress out-of-town guests or just looking for a new brunch spot, these four low-key Pike Place Market restaurants not only have delicious hearty breakfast items on the menu they also have breathtaking views.

So grab your friends and your phone and head to the Market for Instagram-worthy meals and views.

 

Lowell's Restaurant

The entrance to Lowell's Restaurant from Pike Place Market's main Arcade. (Photo via Twitter)

Lowell's Restaurant at 1519 Pike Pl takes guests straight from Pike Place Market's busy arcade to the waterfront. 

Order cafeteria-style when you enter, and head to any of the three floors of seating. Make sure you snap some pics of the Sound while waiting for a server to bring you your order.

Seagulls may well stare at you from outside the third-floor windows as you enjoy your Lemon Zest-Ricotta-Berry Pancakes or any of the five Eggs Benedict dishes. Or, try their world-famous Dungeness Crab Omelet or Historic Hangtown Fry.

Lowell's opens at 7 a.m.

 


 

The Athenian Seafood Restaurant

The view from a booth at the Athenian Seafood Restaurant and Bar. (Photo via Athenian's website)

Everything is super fresh at this “Sleepless in Seattle” locale that dates back to 1909, making the Athenian Seafood Restaurant and Bar one of the oldest establishments in Seattle.

Signature dishes include the Smoked Salmon Frittata featuring smoked salmon from their Market neighbor, Pure Food Fish. The Joe’s Special Egg Scramble has chicken garlic sausage from Uli’s Famous Sausage, another Market neighbor.

Plus, the wood booths, historic photos and lovely views add to your Market experience.

The Athenian Seafood Restaurant and Bar at 1517 Pike Pl opens at 8 a.m.

 


 

Sound View Cafe

The view from a booth at Sound View Cafe. (Photo via Sound View Cafe's website)

Sound View Cafe at 1501 Pike Pl is a busy hideaway that's slightly off the beaten path. Down the ramp from the fish-tossing, you'll find the cozy sit-down cafe which boasts great views of the waterfront and the Great Wheel. 

Grab oats, granola, yogurt parfaits or meatier options like Steak Hash-n-Eggs or “Sunrise Saute” that has grilled salmon, prawns and scallops to go with your eggs. 

Sound View Cafe opens at 8 a.m.

 


 

Pike Place Bar & Grill

The view from a booth at Pike Place Bar & Grill. (Photo via Yelp)

Perfect for those little ones with big appetites and people-watchers. This diner-style restaurant is tucked in the corner of the top floor of the Corner Market building.

The half-moon windows at Pike Place Bar & Grill look out toward the Market’s iconic clock and sign and the hustle-bustle below.

All-you-can-eat Belgian Waffles topped with fruit are sure to satisfy, but there are plenty of options for those wanting lighter fare.

Pike Place Bar & Grill opens at 9 a.m.