Sorticulture vendor information

About

Thank you for your interest in participating as a vendor at Sorticulture, Everett's Garden Arts Festival!

Sorticulture is a three-day celebration of Pacific Northwest outdoor living. The show has become the go-to retail festival for those seeking handcrafted art for the garden, unique plants from local nurseries, gardening tools and outdoor furniture. 

Sorticulture is a juried event, meaning all applications are subject to review by a selection jury. 

The City of Everett hosts the show; we make it a priority to support small creative businesses. You'll find that we take great pride in taking great care of artists and we hope to see you in June.

How to apply

Applications are now open through March 31, 2024. 

Apply to be a vendor

Acceptance letters started to go out on January 12. Please have patience with us as we work through the list.

2024 information

Booths must be open and attended during all Sorticulture hours:

Fri., June 7, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sat., June 8, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sun., June 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

2024 location - Downtown Everett

Sorticulture is set in the middle of charming downtown Everett along tree and sculpture lined streets. It's near several hotels, restaurants and cultural institutions. We have free parking for vendors and loading is a breeze.  We have several overnight security guards for theft prevention and the police station is 1-block away. 

2024 vendor requirements

All vendors are required to have a City of Everett business license. Vendors must be 100% self-contained. We do not supply power or water to booths. We do have water and power on site. 

The committee takes great care in curating a festival of unique products with a focus on art for the garden, unique plants, and handmade outdoor living products. We do not allow any imported or mass-produced items.

Artists: only handcrafted art intended for display in the garden will be considered. Pieces must consist of work handmade by the artist and/or from the creative reuse of materials. Indoor products are acceptable if they have a botanical theme or are intended to be displayed with indoor plants. 

Makers and craftspeople: Products must have a botanical, garden art, or outdoor-living theme. We do not accept commercial or imported products. It is rare that the committee allows jewelry, candles, or beauty products unless the products are naturally derived and support a sustainable, nature-focused lifestyle.  

Nurseries: we accept a variety of unusual plants. Plant material must be grown in the Northwest and be suitable for the Northwest climate. Mass-produced, imported garden art cannot be used for display purposes or sold. We are looking to expand our native and indoor plant offerings. 

Tools: We seek fine specialty gardening tools that are made in the USA and are not mass-produced.

Educational resources & nonprofits must be related to outdoor living, sustainability, and the garden. There is no fee to host an educational booth.

Food vendors: we accept local food trucks and carts. Food vendors must be self-contained and have all necessary health permits. Vendors must be able to serve all three days.

2024 vendor fees

The rates below are for three days. 

10 x 10 $500

A standard 10x10 in-line booth space.  

10 x 20 $700

A standard 10x20 in-line booth space. 

10x20 corner end cap $1000

A 10x20 booth space on the corner endcap of a row. This gives you three sides to display your products.

10 x 30 $1000 

A standard 10x30 in-line booth space. 

Corner upgrade +$100 

Upgrade to a corner spot for an extra $100. Corner premium surcharges are back in 2023 to keep things fair. This was a request made by several vendors in 2022.  Please note these spaces are limited and subject to committee approval. If you're selected for a corner location, you will be notified in your acceptance email. 

There is no increase in booth fee for 2024. 

How to pay

If selected, our team will provide you with payment instructions via email. We accept checks or credit card payments. Do not send payment until you receive your acceptance letter. 

Questions?

Contact Tyler Chism at tchism@everettwa.gov or Kari Quaas at kquaas@everettwa.gov.