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: Bay View Branch
    December 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  2. Truck Studio: Mitchell Street Branch
    December 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Latest News

Seasons Greetings from AWE! There has never been a better time to spread cheer and creativity. We’ve partnered with a local artist to create a product to help you create memories with friends and family on your list. Read the inspiring story about the project, and the creative people behind them. 

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Joan Michaels Paque. Joan, an internationally known mixed-media artist, teacher and author had been an active supporter, donor, and Honorary Board member for AWE. Joan’s various contributions has allowed AWE to provide quality arts programming for nearly twenty years. She will be sadly missed by family, friends, colleagues and members of the arts community. Read more about her legacy here.

Raised on the Southside of Milwaukee, Tatiana Diaz, returned to Milwaukee to be closer to family. In May of this year, Diaz earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Syracuse University in New York. We welcome her to our staff as a Youth Arts Specialist. Her position is another form of growth AWE has experienced in the last year and half, adding more capacity with marketing/fundraising staff and now adding Tatiana to gain support for the Truck Studio and Artist-in-Residence … read more