Siblings Sculpture Becomes Focal Point Of South Arboretum Area At Legion Park

September 27, 2018

Artwork in Everett

Word in from the Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens on the latest donation of outstanding artwork in Everett, Washington.


Members of the Evergreen Arboretum in front of “Siblings”

On September 26th, at a meeting of the Everett City Council, Mayor Cassie Franklin announced the city’s acceptance of ‘Siblings’, a stainless steel sculpture created by Marysville artist James Madison and donated by the Evergreen Arboretum.

The 12’ sculpture sits atop a 3’ plinth and is the focal point of the new south area of the Arboretum. It is now a part of the arboretum’s “Sculpture Garden” which represents all the sculptures installed on the grounds. The donation is valued at $50,000.

In February, the Evergreen Arboretum donated $75,000 to the city to help provide the necessary infrastructure for the south area, which now includes ‘Siblings’ surrounded by new plantings, new irrigation, freshly seeded grass and two new benches. A third bench will be installed, and the display for donated stainless steel leaves is next to complete. The arboretum board wishes to thank the public for their support and patience as this phase is finally nearing completion.

There is an open sculpture base in the south area, and the Everett Cultural Commission is preparing a Call to Artists on behalf of the arboretum. The sculpture created for this area will honor the memory of Andy Sudkamp, long-time board member and volunteer, who taught at Everett High School. A GoFundMe donation campaign will be announced shortly to provide a method for the public to donate funds specifically in Andy’s memory. Donations can also be made on the arboretum’s website,

For over 55 years, volunteers have been hard at work, fundraising, planting, designing and weeding, working to expand gardening classes, guest speakers and complete the Arboretum. This is an all-volunteer effort with ongoing support from the Everett Parks and Recreation Department.

Featured as “one of the 60 best gardens to visit in Washington, Oregon & British Columbia” in the book, “The Pacific Northwest Garden Tour” by Donald Olson and Timber Press, the Evergreen Arboretum is proud to be a successful public/private partnership.

The Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens is registered as a 501(3) C non-profit with the IRS and is an all-volunteer organization. Donations are tax-deductible. For more information, visit

Or contact us at 425-257-8597.


About myeverettnews

My Everett News is a hyperlocal news website featuring news and events in Everett, Washington. We also cover City of Everett information and items of interest to those who live and work in Everett.

View all posts by myeverettnews