3. Billie the Piggy Bank
Where Is It?
"Billie" is on Western Avenue at the bottom of the Pike Place Hillclimb Walk, at the Market entrance.
Get the Story
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Billie was cast in bronze by Georgia Gerber in 2007. She was installed in Pike Place Market in 2011.
More about Billie
Billie was the prototype for the second "Pigs on Parade," a Pike Place Market Foundation fundraising event that took place in 2007 as part of the Market's 100th anniversary celebration. 100 fiberglass pigs, weighing 50 lbs each, were decorated by local artists and auctioned off. The Project netted $500,000 for the Market Foundation. Billie was a gift of the artist.
"I like my sculpture to invite an interaction with its audience. This is often meant to be a direct physical interaction, but always I strive to engage the viewer's imagination. I tend to present an incomplete visual narrative; a story is suggested, a feeling evoked, and the viewers find themselves providing details."
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Directions to the NEXT STOP
Go back to the elevator which is nestled in the wall behind "Billie" under the "Welcome – Pike Place Market" sign and take it to the 6th floor. Once you reach the green lobby, go back to the main covered walkway, turn left and continue until you reach the High Stalls, where you will see the "High Stall Historic Produce Signs." Enjoy the many sights, sounds, and tastes the Market has to offer as you walk through.
Take the Pike Place Hillclimb stairs back up to Pike Street (six levels). Once at the top, turn left and continue down the covered walkway until you reach the High Stalls, where you will see the "High Stall Historic Produce Signs." Enjoy the many sights, sounds, and tastes the Market has to offer as you walk through.