On May 18th we had the honor of welcoming our major donors onto the new MarketFront for the inaugural Fete le MarketFront: a celebration of the contributions they gave to make the project possible. It was a beautiful night, complete with bites from Tom Douglas Catering, sips from Old Stove, Wilridge Winery, and Starbucks and entertainment from Onsemble and the Can Can. A short program included speakers from Delta, Laird Norton, Amazon, and the Pike Place Market PDA. The main attraction of the night was the unveiling of the donors’ two different naming opportunities. Many people found their Bronze Hoofprint, located underneath the Pavilion, while others discovered their Mosaic Fish, which is part of the public art installation “Northwest Microcosm” by Clare Dohna.
Couldn’t make it to Fete le MarketFront? We missed you! All Bronze Hoofprint and Mosaic Fish donors who have not had a chance to visit the new MarketFront are invited down for a tour. Please contact Christi at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get a tour scheduled for you! We would also like to invite you and everyone else to vicariously enjoy Fete le MarketFront through the beautiful photos taken by our wonderful photographers. Click here to experience the magic.
For those of you who plan to venture down on your own to find your Hoofprint please note the following: starting at Billie the Piggy Bank, Hoofprint numbers begin with #1 and get higher as you walk along the path. Keep in mind that the Pavilion is a working part of the Market and is now open to vendors! Vendors in this area are part of the day stall program which means they set-up and take down their displays each day. If you Hoofprint happens to be covered at the time of your visit, try back a different day (or in the evening!) as the arrangement of tables is ever changing. To determine your Hoofprint number please visit the linked Excel, Hoofprints are organized in alphabetical order by donor name.
If you haven’t had a chance to make your name a part of Pike Place Market there is still time! Bronze Hoofprints and Market Charms are still available. Click here to write your name into history today.
The Market Charms are coming soon! Charm installation is scheduled to begin mid June with the first round of Charms installed by Grand Opening on June 29th. If you are a Charm donor and you donated before March 1st, 2017 we encourage you to come to Grand Opening in order to meet your Market Charm for the first time. Grand Opening is free to the public and will start at 2pm on June 29th. It includes a MarketFront passport activity, a short program, music, fun and more! We hope to see all of you there.