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Make your mark on public art in Pike Place Market!

Posted June 30, 2016

Updated July 6, 2016:

Public painting session signups are now full. To learn about future community events and opportunities to be part of Pike Place Market join our email list.

If you already signed up to participate in a painting session you can confirm your day and time here: Schedule 1 or Schedule 2. If you have any questions please contact us info@pikeplacemarketfoundation.org .


Join Pike Place Market Foundation and local Seattle artist John Fleming to create the next major installation of public art in Pike Place Market that will hang on Western Avenue directly across from the new MarketFront. The public is invited to add black and white brush strokes to brightly-colored panels that will then be cut and reassembled to create Western Tapestry.

Western Tapestry

Western Tapestry is a community art collaboration at Pike Place Market

1-hour painting sessions:

+ Wednesday, July 20 at 5 p.m. & 7 p.m. FULL

+ Wednesday, July 20 at 6 p.m. FULL

+ Thursday, July 21 at Noon and 4-6 p.m. FULL

+ Thursday, July 21 at 1 p.m. FULL

+ Friday, July 22 at 4 p.m. FULL

+ Friday, July 22 from Noon – 1 p.m. & 5 – 6 p.m. FULL

+ Saturday, July 23 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. FULL

+ Sunday, July 24 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. FULL

We have a limited number of spots available. Each session can accommodate up to 8 people per hour. Children ages 5 yr. + are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.  Location of the painting parties in the Market and further details to be confirmed with your reservation.

When finished, the 250 foot long public art installation will consist of over 671 four-inch aluminum strips varying in height from 6 feet to 22 feet and will be suspended in front of the historic wall on Western Avenue.  Painted to reflect the bounty of fruits, vegetables and flowers in the Market above, this public art piece will come to life as the community adds collective creativity prior to installation.

“It’s an honor to work with Pike Place Market as they enter this new chapter in their history,” said Fleming. “I want this project to capture the beauty, soul, and community of the Market, and to achieve that, a public collaboration was the only option that made sense to me.”

Fleming’s other works in Seattle include the award-winning Grass Blades in Seattle Center and Memory Tree at the Thornton Creek Confluence of Meadowbrook Pond.

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