HELPING: Art cars visiting West Seattle seniors

The pandemic has been tough for everyone – but especially for seniors, whose vulnerability to COVID-19 has meant isolation at a time of life when connection is more important than ever. So today, organized by the city’s Lifelong Recreation program, “art cars” are journeying to several senior-living centers and care facilities in West Seattle to spread some joy.

We caught up with them as they got ready to head out from the West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) lot in Morgan Junction at mid-morning.

This isn’t an official public-viewing event for health/safety reasons – but the stops along the “parade” route had advance notice, of course.

After leaving Thriftway, over the span of about two hours, they were scheduled to visit The Mount, Brookdale West Seattle, Westwood Heights, and The Kenney.

If “art cars” are new to you – here’s a bit of background.

Nine years ago, they had a meetup in West Seattle.

6 Replies to "HELPING: Art cars visiting West Seattle seniors"

  • Yma September 30, 2020 (12:14 pm)

    The cars (& their drivers) are helping more than our Seniors! Brought a big smile to my face while out running errands .

    • T September 30, 2020 (3:30 pm)

      Agree YMA.  I saw them coming and going while out today and wished I could have snapped a pic but of course huge thank you to WSB for always being there.  Thank you drivers for sharing your joy and cars!!!

  • Sillygoose September 30, 2020 (3:19 pm)

    So cool how long will they be there?

    • WSB September 30, 2020 (4:48 pm)

      This was a series of visits this morning.

  • Kelly Lyles September 30, 2020 (9:41 pm)

    Thanks, all, we have as much fun as the seniors do, we’ve been doing these- from 5-13 artcars show up- since April. I’m in the EXCESSORIES ODD-YSSEY (all women’s fashion). We have at least 6 living in WS, funny thing is, all the locals (except me) were busy today & didn’t make it. But Ranger drove down from Bow, WA, Louisa came up from Tacoma, it’s a great group. Only common denominator is a sense of humour…

  • Enviromaven October 1, 2020 (4:46 pm)

    Love the artcars and the wonderfully wacky vibe they represent. Thank you!

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