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 is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 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. Truck Studio: Atkinson
    June 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  2. Truck Studio: Carmen Playfield
    June 25 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Latest News

Celebrating 20 years of activating public spaces to engage youth in meaningful visual arts experiences, and enhance human potential, today Artists Working in Education, Inc., announced LaShawndra Vernon as Executive Director. Vernon has a wealth of non-profit executive leadership and fund development experience that she brings to her role. “In our 20th year, we’re filled with gratitude for what we’ve been able to accomplish and excited for what’s next,” said Adam Carr, board president. “As we prepare for our next 20, … read more

We’re nearly halfway though our 20th anniversary and the celebration continues! On Thursday, May 24, at 8pm you’re invited to join AWE board, staff, friends and supporters for BINGO at Hamburger Mary’s, 730 S. 5th St. HamBINGO is an experience not to be missed, hosted by the fabulous entertainers Dear Ruthie and Karen Valentine, HamBINGO is described as, “not your typical church basement BINGO…so leave the kids at home.” Cards, dabbers will be provided to you! AWE has received over … read more

Teens at Our Next Generation (ONG) and artists Sarah Gail Luther and Luther Hall first had the idea to create a multifunctional table for the farmers market space next to Amaranth Bakery back in January. Their project will build on last year’s 5×3 AIR project that ONG teens and artists Mikal Floyd-Pruitt and Katie Loughmiller created for the farmers market area.   ONG teens and artists worked closely with local woodworkers, Tim Heinle and Christopher Brooks, to design their table. … read more