Truck Studio

Provides access to meaningful, visual art activities for youth through the activation of public spaces

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Artist-in-residence

Youth-driven, collaborative public art projects that align with neighborhood development efforts

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Get Involved

Support our mission through donations, volunteerism, or by joining our team of talented artists

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AWE Mission & Impact

AWE’s mission is to provide youth in Milwaukee with arts enrichment programs that advance learning, enhance human potential, and cultivate community. Our programs weave arts and culture into the community development process to spark imagination, create social connections, and develop creative community design solutions that reflect the values and concerns of the neighborhoods where we work.

Yearly Impact

6260 Youth Served
94 Program Sites
65 Volunteers
1242 Program Hours
49 Artists Employed
  1. ExFabula Public Storytelling Workshop at AWE
    February 10 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Truck Studio: Zablocki
    February 10 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. Truck Studio: Zablocki
    February 17 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Latest News

For 20 years AWE has been in communities bringing arts and creative expression to Milwaukee-area youth. We’ve served nearly 60,000 young people in various neighborhoods throughout Milwaukee. None of that would have been possible without the generous support of our public, community and youth-serving partner agencies. This year, we’ve been selected as a 2018 MANDI Award finalist for the BMO Harris Cornerstone Award. We were delighted to host members of the MANDIs selection committee to hear about our programs and impact in … read more

We’re happy to announce that AWE has been selected as a finalist for the Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (aka MANDIs) for our commitment and effectiveness over time! Congratulations to all the other finalists! Read more about the MANDI awards below via Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service Article  

“Seasons of Joy” is a vibrant mural created by 3rd and 4th graders form St. Catherine School, Lead Artist Tia Richardson and Assistant Artist Jordan King. The students depicted what they love about each season. The mural beautifies a city owned property almost a block long in the Sherman Park neighborhood. Community members from St. Catherine Church helped paint alongside the youth as well. Amari, 3rd grade from St. Catherine, said, “ My favorite part of this project was getting … read more