Thanks for a great summer of
community & creativity!

This summer, A.W.E. served more than 4,000 children and youth through free drop-in programming at parks and public spaces.
Here’s what one participant had to say:

“I love art and I love being around people who love art like I do. It helps me clear my mind, and art changes the world and I want to do that too.”
– 11-year-old participant at Clarke Square

Truck Studio provided access to the visual arts by activating public spaces with meaningful, fun, and engaging art projects. Our team of talented artists, art educators and MPS interns visited 18 park and playground sites. 

Satellite Studio brought together professional artists and youth to create seven large-scale public art installations. Participants developed superhero self-portraits, painted in the streets, sketched a magical pathway through Trowbridge Square, and gave the DriftBench a new life at Mitchell Park.  

 Click here to check out photos of each project! 


Thank you to our generous funders: the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Milwaukee Public Schools Partnership for the Arts and Humanities, the Zilber Family Foundation, City of Milwaukee Arts Board, Burning Man Arts, Brewers Community Foundation, Washington Park NID, and the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors Youth Foundation.

Financial support also comes from the Four-Four Foundation, and many individual donors.

 Drift Bench support was provided by Go Mini's Moving and Storage, La Venta Cement, Arker Configuration, Rob Zdanowski, and UWM's School of Architecture. 

Special thanks to our community partners: Riverworks Center, Milwaukee Recreation, Wisconsin Bike Fed, COA Youth & Family Centers, Milwaukee County Parks, the Clarke Square Initiative, Carmen High School, Layton Boulevard West Neighbors, Our Next Generation Kids (ONG Kid), Safe & Sound, and Washington Park Partners.