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Be part of public art on the new MarketFront

Posted January 23, 2017

Be part of public art at Pike Place Market and help complete the MarketFront expansion. The deadline to write your name on a mosaic fish as part of Northwest Microcosm is next Tuesday, January 31st!

Donate $10,000 or more to write your name into a Mosaic Fish at Pike Place Market!

Mosaic Fish:

-Exclusive Major Gift recognition for individuals, families and corporations.

-Prominently installed on the grand staircase of the new MarketFront

-Each fish is unique, handmade and personalized by Market artist Clare Dohna

-Promotional sponsorship opportunities available

-All gifts are tax-deductible

-Click HERE to complete our pledge form or contact Christi Beckley at patriciag@pikeplacemarketfoundation.org | 206.774.5243.

Art has played a significant role in the history of Pike Place Market. In fact, there are 48 distinct pieces of art within the Market today from colorful murals to custom benches and manhole covers with a map of downtown Seattle. Building on this tradition of art in the Market, the new MarketFront project will allow for two new installations Northwest Microcosm by Clare Dohna (pictured below) and Western Tapestry by John Fleming.


Northwest Microcosm comprises three large mosaic walls that will welcome visitors up the grand staircase of the new MarketFront expansion. Handmade by local artist Clare Dohna, who spent decades at Pike Place Market crafting and selling ceramic pins, Clare’s design reflects the beautiful bounty of the Market’s fish, flowers, fruits and vegetables. Major Donors to the Pike Up! campaign to complete the new MarketFront will be recognized in this piece with individual names hand-carved into fish tiles on one of the walls.

Clare Dohna

Clare Dohna working on Northwest Microcosm from her studio.

“It’s both exciting and humbling to think that my art will be enjoyed by so many people for years to come,” said Clare. “Having spent 20 years at the Market as an artist, it’s gratifying to be able to leave a permanent mark.”

Contact us to learn more: patriciag@pikeplacemarketfoundation.org or 206.774.5243.