​​Lifesource Group

Art Cart is a weekly program of virtual and community-based group outings that focus on making art and building community.

Hosted by a team of 5 dedicated Lifesource Group providers, Art Cart provides quality art materials and guidance in painting, drawing, textiles, digital media, music, creative writing, and more. Art Cart community outings occur Monday-Friday from 10am-3pm, and we also offer virtual art classes Monday-Thursday from 4-6pm (check out our zoom schedule here). Art Cart outings are highly art focused, and our team works hard to create art studio space in the community, where participants can focus on long-term projects and exhibition goals, developing their creative practice and artistic identity. We have developed strong community partnerships, and we aim to foster a sense of routine and focus. Trimet LIFT rides can be scheduled to all Art Cart community outings, and all community partners have ADA accessible bathrooms. Participants pack a cold lunch and should dress appropriately for art making, which can get messy! For the safety of our community, Art Cart requires all participants and staff to wear a mask while we are together in the community.

A list of community partners includes:

Elbow Room
The Headwaters Theater
The Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC)
The Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA)
Oregon Society of Artists (OSA)
The Portland Art Museum
The Side Yard Annex Farm

Interested in joining our Art Cart group for community-based or virtual art programming? Reach out to malcolm.lifesource@gmail.com for more info about program options and availability.