Triculture Preview – Greater Triculture Returns to Downtown Everett June 10-12

The annual City of Everett Triculture Garden Arts Festival returns to downtown Everett June 10-12. The festival opens daily at 10 a.m. and ends Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. Access is free.

Sorticulture, the annual garden arts festival held for years at Legion Park in northern Everett, Wash., will be in downtown Everett again this year, covering more space and, according to the city of Everett, attracting 150 vendors. The event will stretch along Colby between Everett and Pacific Avenues and Hewitt between Hoyt and Wetmore. (A map is being worked on and we will post it and a link once it is posted).

This is the 24th year for Sorticulture. The event did not take place in 2020 due to the pandemic and last year was held downtown to allow performers and attendees to disperse and socially distance. The decision to move back to downtown Everett instead of returning to Legion Park was controversial, and Tyler Chism, venue creation manager with the City of Everett’s Economic Development Department, explained the reasons for the change in an email to MyEverettNews.com.

No need to take a shuttle:
It makes it so much easier for people to come to the event. The town center has ample parking, most of which is free on Saturdays and Sundays. We have a very simple package pickup where people can go directly. Vendors had record sales last year because people didn’t need to carry heavy items on the bus. It also saves the city’s public transport resources.
Support for downtown businessess
As the City’s economic development department, we must do everything we can to bring a critical mass of people to the downtown to support businesses and maintain its cultural vitality. Last year, several downtown businesses told us they had their highest day of sales in their history.
ADA access
The flat sidewalk is ideal for people in wheelchairs and people with canes. Last year, a lot of people came to tell us (it’s a paraphrase) “it’s the first time I’ve come to Sorticulture. I couldn’t come in the past because I can’t move on soft grass. Once we heard from the ADA community, we couldn’t go back and go to the Legion and honor our principles of fairness.

Here’s more information on this year’s event from the city and each Friday leading up to Sorticulture MyEverettNews.com will bring you insight into some of the artists, speakers and things to look forward to this year.

The annual City of Everett Triculture Garden Arts Festival returns to downtown Everett June 10-12. The festival opens daily at 10 a.m. and closes Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m.

“Triculture is one of our most unique and beloved urban events, bringing together an incredible collection of local artists, nurseries and other vendors, in the heart of downtown Everett,” said the mayor of Everett, Cassie Franklin.

This year’s festival will feature 150 local artists, nurseries and vendors of locally made crafts, plants, flowers and outdoor products. Guests can also enjoy live music, snack vendors, and a beer and wine garden. Plant and gardening experts like Ciscoe Morris and others will lead workshops on the Sunnyside Garden Stage to answer gardeners’ toughest questions.

Sorticulture moved to the new downtown in 2021 to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines. Due to overwhelming positive feedback from vendors, visitors and the community on parking, accessibility and proximity to amenities, the event will return to Colby Avenue between Everett and Pacific and Hewitt Avenue between Hoyt and Wetmore.

Parking is free downtown on weekends. Attendees are encouraged to park at Everpark Garage, just two blocks from the event. Guests can also take Everett Transit or ride their bike and park it in a secure valet bike corral run by Sharing Wheels.

Learn more about Sorticulture and participating artists and vendors at visitverett.com/sorticulture.

David H. Henry