Truck Studio

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

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

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

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A.W.E. Mission & Impact

A.W.E.’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

6866 Youth Served
76 Program Sites
86 Volunteers
1117 Program Hours
51 Artists Employed

Latest News

These playgrounds will be reconstructed as part of the MKE Plays initiative, and we need your help to create a new vision for the space! We encourage individuals of all ages to come share your thoughts and ideas about the park. Light refreshments will be provided. The Artists Working in Education Truck Studio will also be on hand to provide kids with fun activities and capture their creativity! MKE Plays is an initiative of 10th District Alderman, Michael J. Murphy. … read more

Spread of the joy of love and creativity with our holiday cards and ornaments made by Milwaukee youth and AWE artists. Get ahead of the game and purchase our holiday cards and ornaments now. Our holiday cards are perfect for your holiday business send to clients or purchase our handmade holiday ornament for your loved ones. All card orders can be customized with a message. If you need more information on your order or have any questions related to customizing … read more

When you play the Canal Street Bingo game at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino now through Dec. 15, you’re helping raise funds for area children’s charities, giving them the gift of a promising future. Half of each $3 or $7 Canal Street Bingo game purchased goes to the Heart of Canal Street fund, which totaled more than $1 million last year! A.W.E. is excited to be in the running to be a benefiting charity. Visit to learn more!