Art and Plant Lovers Come Together

This weekend marks one of Everett’s biggest and free arts events. Sorticulture Garden Arts Festival (sort of art, sort of horticulture) will be blooming June 7-9 at Legion Memorial Park in Everett.

The lush arboretum is a great setting to chat with artists, talk to plant experts and dance to live music in the wine garden. Pick out some fine, hand-crafted art for your garden, learn how to care for specialty plants you (up until now) have been to scared to plant and keep the kids busy with their own activities.

Photo: City of Everett

It’s here where you check out a few outstanding display gardens for your inspirational pleasure and listen to plant specialist Ciscoe Morris on Saturday at 2 p.m. Dozens of artists, craftsman, landscapers and plant experts will bring their wares as well.

Over a dozen food booths will be on hand as well including Crepe Town (sweet and savory crepes), Gip’s Down Home BBQ (BBQ pork sandwiches, hamburgers and hot dogs), NW Corn Roasters (roasted corn on the cob and smoked turkey legs) and Scotty’s Northwest (blackened salmon Caesar salad, clam chowder and shrimp salad.)

Kids’ activities include free face painting, a “paint a flower pot” workshop for kindergardeners, the Quilceda Carvers where you can learn the art of carving wood from the experts and Arthouse Mosaic Studio offering a variety of take home projects (for a fee) and the animal shelter showing off some of the city’s finest critters ready to take home if you’re ready for them!

Photo: City of Everett

The Sorticulture Garden Arts Festival will be held at Legion Memorial Park, 147 Alverson Blvd, Everett, WA 98201 and will open each day at 10 a.m. and will close on 7 p.m. on Friday, 6 p.m. on Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sunday. There is only limited ADA parking at the park, but you can take a free short shuttle ride from Everett Community College. Dogs are weclome on leash at the event but not on the shuttle.

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