But what is the Seattle Square, you may ask?
Well, this is what their website says:
From now until the end of September, Pioneer Square will be featuring a new outdoor market from 11am – 5pm every Saturday. The Seattle Square, located in Occidental Park, features a wide range of vintage and craft vendors; selling everything from locally designed clothing, to handmade housewares and accessories, to mid-century furniture. A rotating selection of Seattle’s mobile food vendors serve up a variety of fantastic eats set to a live soundtrack, hand crafted by a rotating cast of local DJ’s.
Every Saturday, a bunch of dedicated crafters and artisans are trying (sometimes without a profit) to help revitalize the Pioneer Square neighborhood and fill it up with delicious food, fun, music, and craftiness.
I was recently offered the opportunity to take a tour of the Square Market, and to do a little meet-and-greet with many of the vendors.
As for shopping, I ended up not being able to resist a sweet little screenprinted card from Orange Twist. Oh, yeah, and do you see that little screenprinted canvas pouch up there? Yup. That came home with me too. Slide Sideways is the little shop that that came from. I wanted to take basically all of their things home with me. Such fresh designs!
So this fantastic little market will be open every Saturday between now and the end of September. If you are in town and want to support a beautiful neighborhood (seriously go for the photo ops of all that brickwork) and you want to support some local artisans, you should stop by.
Hope your weekend is full of craftiness (in whatever form you like).