Pigs On Parade, Celebrating 100 Years of Pike Place Market


This Little Piggy Went To Market

While in Seattle for Gnomedex I came across Pigs On Parade, a series of 100 pig sculptures, each made by a different artist and sponsored by a piganthropist, that are located in and around Seattle’s Pike Place Market. Pigs on Parade, a sequel to the original one which took place in 2001, celebrates the 100th anniversary of the market and helps raise funds for the Pike Place Market Foundation which provides low-income servies.

Why Pigs?

In 1971, the citizens of Seattle voted to save the Market from the wrecking ball and also to ensure vital social services for low-income people. The Market Foundation thought a piggy bank could help raise money for these services. Georgia Gerber, a local sculptor, designed Rachel, the Market’s piggy bank.

Here are some more Pigs on Parade photos from jdong and Chris De Jabet.

Tomorrow, Friday, August 17th is Pike Place Market’s 100th birthday and there will be a huge Centennial Day celebration to celebrate this occasion.

photo credit: Scott Beale
Scott Beale
Scott Beale

Scott Beale is the founder of Laughing Squid and is based in New York City. When not running the blog, Scott can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.