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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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. Library Truck Studio- King
    April 24 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Library Truck Studio- Center
    April 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  3. NEWaukee Art Jamboree- POSTPONED
    April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Latest News

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

Through our A.W.E. profile series we’ll introduce you to some of the people who power our organization. Meet Maureen Castillo! She began working for A.W.E. as an AIR intern in May 2016, while she was a senior at Carmen High School of Science and Technology: South Campus. She grew up on the South Side of Milwaukee, off of Cesar Chavez Dr. and now resides in West Allis with her family. Here’s some of our conversation: How did you hear about … read more