No Art As Fresh As This Near Hotel in Everett

FRESH PAINT: Festival of Artists at Work

Purchase art fresh off the easel during Everett’s waterfront art festival presented by the Schack Art Center. Remember that the Schack is an admission-free visual art center dedicated to promoting and celebrating the arts for the enhancement of community life. This August 18 and 19, from 10am to 5pm, stroll down the entire length Port of Everett Marina for your best art buys. More than 100 artists booths with painting, pottery, glass, jewelry, photography and a lot more will be showcased.

The title of this festival is Fresh Paint.

What’s best about this is that admission is free. The whole length of the promenade will be filled with artist booths, turning the marina into a huge outdoor studio and sidewalk gallery. Every participating artist will be demonstrating and sharing their art with guests. However, there will be four dedicated demonstrations areas to enjoy both days.

There will be glassblowing demonstrations, the glassblowers are a festival favorite at Fresh Paint. See pottery demonstrations as well; the Northwest Clay Club will have artists demonstrating pottery techniques. There are woodcarving demonstrations, too. Watch artists from Quilceda Carvers of Marysville, Washington as they share the art of woodcarving with festival visitors. Finally, lapidary demonstrations. Watch rock carving – see the art of stone carving and grinding during the festival.

It’s not just all art. There’s live music and entertainment at two stages. Food galore from several marina restaurants and festival food booths. Plus there’s the annual Fresh Paint Float Find on Jetty Island, where visitors can find and keep colorful glass floats hidden on the jetty beach.

Fresh Paint is made possible in part from the City of Everett Hotel/Motel Tax Fund and the Snohomish County Hotel/Motel Tax Fund. Enjoy the festival without hunting for parking, ride Everett Transit to Fresh Paint.

Staying At Quality Inn and Suites

While there may be festival-suggested hotels, know that just 16 minutes away (or 9.8 miles) via I-5 S is your remarkably affordable hotel, Quality Inn and Suites. We offer full amenities at cost you’ll love so you can better enjoy the fabulous Fresh Paint festival.