In our ever-changing city, the Market remains true to its values!
Growth and change are two words that are synonymous with Seattle these days, but as you walk along Pike Place much of it remains the same. This is thanks to Friends of the Market, a group of local advocates, who – in the 1960s – protested to “Keep the Market” and secured Historical Landmark Status for nine acres of downtown Seattle. They also penned the Charter of the Market that preserved not only the buildings, but the core purpose of the Market and the people who make it a community: farmers, local businesses and residents. This is the magic of the most unique neighborhood in Seattle.
Join Pike Place Market Foundation and Friends of the Market next Thursday as we present an exhibit of this timeless treasure with Portrait of a Market Retrospective, photographs by the late John Stamets, who published a series of stunning Widelux photos in his 1987 book.
This is just one of the many opportunities to hangout in the Market as part of Night Out on Western.
We hope to see you in the Market:
Thursday, April 5
The Market Commons
1901 Western Avenue