Truck Studio

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

Learn More

Artist-in-residence

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

Learn More

Get Involved

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

Learn More

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

6260 Youth Served
94 Program Sites
65 Volunteers
1242 Program Hours
49 Artists Employed
  1. Holton Teen Center 5×3 Celebration
    May 30 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. Doerfler CLC AIR Celebration
    May 31 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
  3. Library Truck Studio- Tippecanoe
    May 31 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Latest News

Please join us in welcoming Raina and John to our team! Raina will be joining us as AWE’s Donor Stewardship & Storytelling Manager and John will be our new Artist in Residence (AIR) Program Director. Raina Johnson Raina’s bio: Prior to joining AWE, Raina J. Johnson was an associate at Nation Consulting, where she completed various marketing, writing and project work for a wide range of clients. Raina has extensive media experience working as a journalist, and freelance writer.  She has published work in Metroparent Magazine, and … read more

5×3 youth groups, artists, A.W.E. staff, and other community members gathered together at the 5×3 Design Share at RedLine Milwaukee Community Art Studio in late March. The youth groups shared their plans for the public art project they’re working on with the event’s attendees, and were able to meet their peers and learn about other projects. These are the design concepts the youth shared: Escuela Verde and artist, George Jones (Silver City)- They have chosen to focus on the topics … read more

Meet Kelsey! Kelsey Cavin began working for A.W.E. as a high school intern for Truck Studio in 2014 while attending the Milwaukee High School of the Arts. Since then, Kelsey has worked for A.W.E. as an office intern and a college level Truck Studio intern- and she plans to keep working for us this upcoming summer! Here’s more: What motivated you to apply to our internship? I’ve known I’ve wanted to work with kids for a long time. In high … read more