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. Truck Studio: Carmen Playfield
    June 29 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  2. Truck Studio: Walker Square
    June 29 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  3. Truck Studio: Burnham
    June 29 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Latest News

This month, we welcome local talent, Jeff Redmon to our AWE team as Marketing and Events Manager! Jeff’s bio: Jeff Redmon is a Milwaukee based artist, designer, curator and community arts organizer who holds a BFA from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Redmon is currently the Exhibition and Residency Manager at RedLine Milwaukee, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, an urban laboratory that seeks to nourish the individual practice of contemporary art and to stimulate the creative potential of the local community to which we are … read more

Over the past four weeks, we’ve celebrated some seriously awesome AIR public art projects. Keep reading to learn more about these exceptional groups and their projects: La Luz del Mundo Family Services- Cultural Identity Woodcuts In this 5×3 project, youth from La Luz del Mundo Family Services and artist Jenie Gao created individual woodcuts that all represented the different cultural identities of the South Side. They printed these woodcuts at Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative’s Block Build on Saturday, May 20. … read more

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