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What’s in My Bag: Terumi Pong and Her Boys Takes Us Along on Their DownUnder Adventure

Hi! My name is Terumi Pong and I am a Seattle phone photographer. I write about family travel and living in our city on my blog, An Emerald City Life. My family and I often come to Pike Place Market together to eat and explore. Sometimes we bike from our house and make a stop at the Market before or […]

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Meet the Newest Crafters at Pike Place Market

Four new faces are in the Pike Place Market Crafts Market this summer. Stop by and discover ceramics formed from clay unique to the Northwest, vintage-inspired handmade bags, adorable felt accessories, and cool ocean-inspired prints. Cat Shy Crafts Cathy Pascua of Cat Shy Crafts made her Pike Place Market debut June 6th. You can typically find her […]

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Pike Place Market Crafters Turning Rubble Into Art

Taking something ugly and making it beautiful is a standard practice in the art world, but what can you make with concrete and rebar?  About half a dozen Pike Place Market crafters were tasked with that challenge using rubble from the Alaskan Way Viaduct.  Check out what they came up with below! Sabando Design Kristeena and […]

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Celebrating Dads and Grads

It’s that time of year again! Celebrate the amazing dads and grads in your life by gifting them something they’ll treasure forever. Browse the Pike Place Market craft line for pieces that you won’t find anywhere else – beautiful jewelry, handbound leather journals, reclaimed wood cutting boards and so much more. Keep scrolling for gift ideas! […]

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Meet the Artist: Jim Chobot

A ferry away from Seattle, Jim Chobot walks the beaches of Vashon Island, combing for driftwood and inspiration for his next creation. Chobot is a longtime Pike Place Market artist, well-known for his one-of-a-kind wood pieces from rocking chairs to cutting boards to “fire starters.” Every day he goes down to the beach, searching for […]

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Meet the Producer: Stone City Farm

Local, Seasonal, Personal. The rising sun breaks up a sleepy fog that blankets the land, causing roosters to crow, chickens to stir in their coops and goats to bleat as a new day begins on Stone City Farm. Kathleen Nece is the owner of Stone City Farm, a family business that produces all-natural goat milk soap […]

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Meet Local Painter Ernesto Ybarra

You’ve likely seen the bright, colorful and culturally diverse artwork of Ernesto Ybarra, one of the faces of our “Local, Seasonal, Personal” campaign. We’re diving a bit deeper to introduce you to Ernesto and what inspired him to become a painter. In 2015, as a relatively new craftsperson, Ernesto Ybarra, started selling his paintings on-and-off […]

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Meet the Artist: Wais Ali

Meet Wais! Pike Place artist Wais Ali first became interested in visual arts while growing up in Djibouti, his home country in East Africa. Now a Seattleite, Wais has been selling original acrylic paintings and prints in the Market since 2015. Stop by his table in the North Arcade and meet the artist behind these […]

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Holiday Buttons by Graig Anderson

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,” […]

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Meet the Craftsperson: Yarnarchy!

Please join us in welcoming Yarnarchy! to the Pike Place crafts community! Jennie Goforth makes beautiful hand-spun, hand-painted yarn, all without electricity on her farm in Skagit County. “Radical yarn for radical living!”

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