Weather And Access Helped Make Sorticulture A Success In Downtown Everett (Sponsored Post)

Saturday was the busiest of the three days.

A family takes a moment to give their thoughts in a visitor survey conducted by the City.

A lot of green came into downtown Everett with Sorticulture.

Northwest Garden Legend Ciscoe Morris drew a standing-room only crowd on Saturday.

While organizers at the City are still compiling data from surveys taken of visitors and participants at this year’s Sorticulture Garden Arts Festival, it appears to have been a big success.

For the second year the festival was held in downtown Everett, Washington. The festival was moved downtown from the Arboretum at Legion Park last year to allow for social distancing during the Pandemic.

While the setting was more urban and less garden, being downtown allowed people with strollers, wheelchairs, walkers and other mobility challenges a much easier surface to navigate.

It also offered businesses in the downtown Everett core a big increase in foot traffic as visitors and vendors ate, drank, shopped and explored.

Here’s what Tyler Chism with the City of Everett’s Office of Economic Development told us via email:

“This year’s Sorticulture Garden Arts Festival is one for the record books. We had record-breaking attendance, and many vendors and artists remarked that they sold more at Sorticulture 2022 than any other show in the past. The downtown businesses seemed to be packed all weekend, too. We’re grateful that the community came out in support of the arts and we’re thrilled to have hosted a memorable, successful and fun event for all to enjoy. Thanks to all the folks that worked so hard to make it a success.”

For the most part the rain held off with showers late Friday. Saturday and Sunday were good weather-wise with the outdoor seating at restaurants up and down Colby filled with diners. The Everett Rowing Beer Garden at Hewitt and Colby and the ice cream truck at California and Colby were also popular places.

Today MyEverettNews.com spoke with several merchants (both restaurants and retailers) who told us business was very good for them over the three days and they saw lots of new faces from areas outside of Everett including Monroe, Shoreline, Seattle, Lake Stevens and also Skagit County.



*The above is a sponsored post as part of an advertising agreement with the City of Everett Office of Economic Development. All editorial content is produced by MyEverettNews.com*

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