Rain Or Shine Sorticulture’s In Downtown Everett Today Through Sunday (Sponsored Post)

Hey, rain’s good for the garden so don’t let the 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 handmade outdoor products.
There’s no charge to attend and it happens all weekend in downtown Everett, Washington on Colby Avenue between Everett and Pacific.

When: June 10 – 12, 2022
Friday, June 10, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday June 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

150 participants are expected to attend with a great lineup of music, speakers and classes along with food vendors, a beverage garden and special offerings from downtown Everett merchants and artists. You can click here to see the latest artist and vendor lineup with links to many of their websites.

Here are a couple of profiles of artists you’ll see this weekend at Sorticulture.

Merrilee Moore – Artistic Expressions in Glass

Merrilee Moore will be bringing liquid sunshine to Sorticulture this weekend.

Born in Everett, Merrilee Moore went to school in Lake Stevens and has been blowing glass since 1996. She began learning her craft at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle and continued refining her skills at the world-renowned Pilchuck Glass School. Moore is not only an artist but also a teacher helping new generations of creative students master the complex process of blowing glass. She describes her creations as whimsical, fun and inviting with lots of collectibles.

At the show you’ll see a selection of squizzles, liquid sunshine and merrilights. “I like to show off the glassiness of the glass,” Merrilee told us. “I like using thicker glass, showing the fluidity and movement.

Merrilee does all of her glasswork at Schack Arts Center in Everett. Here’s a great YouTube video of Merrilee working her craft.

Merilee will be located at California and Colby.
Peter Sandvig – Woodinville Barrel Works

Custom made chairs and table. Photo credit. Woodinville Barrel Works.

A handcrafted fire pit. Photo credit: Woodinville Barrel Works

Peter Sandvig uses every bit of the reclaimed oak wine barrels he obtains from multiple wineries in the area around his Woodinville home. The top, bottom, sides, bands, all of it goes into the functional and artistic items Sandvig creates in his shop.

He started Woodinville Barrel Works about four years ago after retiring from the fishing industry. On a trip through Walla-Walla his wife saw spheres around town and he started making them. That quickly led to votive candle arches and soon there were chairs, flower boxes, plant stands and more.

“People like re-claimed, handcrafted items from a local artist,” Sandvig said. “I make a lot of custom items, if you can send me a photo of something you’ve seen, I can likely re-create it for you.”

Woodinville Barrel Works will be at Colby and California throughout the weekend. You can also see more of their work here of their Facebook page.

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