About the Gum Wall

Down an unassuming alleyway in Pike Place Market is a hidden work of art dubbed The Gum Wall.

This unexpected and colorful display is an intriguing representation of Seattle’s unique charm and character.

The Gum Wall started in the 1990s when local patrons and performers at Unexpected Productions stuck their used gum on the wall. Since those days, the wall has grown piece by piece to cover an enormous expanse of brick and continues to expand down Post Alley.

The resulting colors and overall imagery are enough to catch the eye of any passersby. To visit, head down a ramp to the left of Pike Place Market’s iconic “Public Market Center” clock sign.

At the bottom of the ramp, veer left into Post Alley and The Gum Wall will appear on both sides.