Hey, rain is good for the garden, so don’t let the weather forecast stop you from visiting Sorticulture, Everett’s annual garden arts festival.
Sorticulture is the Northwest’s premier festival for garden art, local plants and flowers, and outdoor handmade goods.
Attendance is free and happens all weekend in downtown Everett, Washington on Colby Avenue between Everett and Pacific.
When: June 10-12, 2022
Friday June 10 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday June 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday June 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
150 participants are expected to attend with a wide variety of music, speakers and classes along with food vendors, a beverage garden and special offers from downtown Everett merchants and artists. You can click here to see the latest list of artists and vendors with links to many of their websites.
Here are a couple of artist profiles you’ll see this weekend on Sorticulture.
Merrilee Moore – Artistic Expressions in Glass
A native of Everett, Merrilee Moore went to school in Lake Stevens and has been blowing glass since 1996. She began learning her craft at the Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle and continued to refine her skills at the world famous Pilchuck Glass School. Moore is not only an artist but also a teacher helping new generations of creative students master the complex process of glass blowing. She describes her creations as whimsical, fun and attractive with lots of collectibles.
In the show you will see a selection of squizzles, liquid sun and merrilights. “I like to show the glassy look of glass,” Merrilee told us. “I like to use thicker glass, showing fluidity and movement.
Merrilee does all of her glass work at the Schack Arts Center in Everett. Here’s a great YouTube video of Merrilee working on her craft.
Merilee will be located in California and Colby.
Peter Sandvig – Woodinville Cask Factory
Peter Sandvig uses every part of the reclaimed oak wine barrels he sources from multiple wineries in the area around his Woodinville home. The top, the bottom, the sides, the bands, it all goes into the functional and artistic items that Sandvig creates in his shop.
He started Woodinville Barrel Works about four years ago after retiring from the fishing industry. On a trip to Walla-Walla, his wife saw spheres around the city and he began to make them. That quickly led to votive candle arches and soon there were chairs, planters, plant stands and more.
“People like reclaimed items handcrafted by a local artist,” Sandvig said. “I do a lot of custom items, if you can send me a photo of something you’ve seen, chances are I can re-create it for you.”
Woodinville Barrel Works will be in Colby and California throughout the weekend. You can also see more of his work here from his Facebook page.
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