Painting the new Pike Place Market

A chance to make your artistic mark in the market's makeover
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Our beloved, bustling Pike Place Market is undergoing a major makeover, and July offers a chance for locals to contribute to its new look, scheduled to be revealed in 2017. From July 20 to July 24, Seattleites are invited to make their own marks on a collection of vibrantly colored panels. When the panels are finished, local artist John Fleming will arrange and install them to create a permanent, 250-foot-long work of art that reflects the bounty of produce and flowers found in the Market.

Fleming, who also created the “Grass Blades” sculptures outside Seattle Center’s EMP Museum, says he hopes the public collaboration project will capture “the beauty, soul and community of the Market.” To register for the free hour-long painting sessions, email mktfoundation@pikeplacemarket.org. Spaces are expected to fill up quickly, but if you miss your chance to take part, you’ll just have to wait and check it out when it’s installed on the historic wall on Western Avenue, across from the new MarketFront. 

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