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
  1. Truck Studio: Carmen Playfield
    June 27 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  2. Truck Studio: Modrzejewski Park
    June 27 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  3. Truck Studio: Walker Square
    June 27 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Latest News

Follow the Truck to find out when A.W.E. artists will be in a park near you this summer- for FREE! Projects are inspired by books and a daily theme. This is a great opportunity to be creative, try new techniques and have fun expressing your artistic point of view. While projects are designed for youth ages 4-14, all are welcome to come and make art with A.W.E.’s talented team of artists and art educators. Programs run weekdays from 12-3pm at various … read more

MKE Plays awarded prestigious NEA grant Funding to be used to incorporate art into program’s playground reconstruction projects The MKE Plays program has received a prestigious “Our Town” grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, said Alderman Michael J. Murphy, who helped launch MKE Plays last year. The $50,000 NEA grant will be matched by MKE Plays funding for a total project value of $100,000.  Alderman Murphy said community partner Artists Working in Education (A.W.E.) will be facilitating arts … read more

Welcome to A.W.E.’s new website! We are excited to have this bright, shiny tool to share news, events, and programming with you. Sending a huge thank you to the creative team at Ocupop for their beautiful work.