Ballard PPatch to host annual Art in the Garden event


Ballard P­Patch is partnering with CascadiaNow! this year for their 15th annual free Art in the Garden event on Saturday, July 30, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The garden is on the way to Golden Gardens park (8527 25th Ave NW). Look for the giant sasquatch and the blue, white, and green CascadiaNow! flag.

On Saturday, More than 20 local artists will set up booths in the garden, where you can stroll among lovingly maintained plots of ripening tomatoes, twining beans, and giant sunflowers.

Attendees will also have the chance to enjoy live acoustic music and kids’ activities, grab a bite to eat at a variety of food trucks, and relax with a glass of Maritime Pacific at the patio beer garden.

New this year are ADA­compliant pathways around the garden, the result of nearly two years of planning, grant funding, and thousands of hours of volunteer labor.

To accommodate the new pathways, member gardeners designed the realignment of their plots, and then pitched in to move volumes of soil, gravel, and wood chips.

Additionally, visitors will have the opportunity to see art in the making during the event. Ryan Henry Ward, who the Seattle Weekly describes as “Seattle’s most prolific muralist” will be onhand to transform the garden’s retaining wall into an imaginative, colorful work of art.

Garden ambassadors will be on hand throughout the event to answer any questions.

Gardeners will also be busy in the days leading up to the event, baking pies to auction and other baked goods to sell, as well putting together tempting items for a silent auction. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on artwork, wine, garden­themed gift baskets, and more.

Art in the Garden is the primary fundraiser for the Ballard P­Patch, which is part of the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods P­Patch Program. Proceeds from the event support the group’s Giving Garden for the Ballard Food Bank, as well as ongoing efforts to improve the garden and maintain it for the neighborhood community.

Click here to learn more about the event.

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