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 is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 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

7120 Youth Served
89 Program Sites
16 Volunteers
1419 Program Hours
45 Artists Employed
  1. Truck Studio: Columbia Playground
    July 16 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  2. Truck Studio: Modrzejewski
    July 16 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  3. Truck Studio: Mitchell Park
    July 16 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Latest News

AWE’s Youth Council is off to a great start! Tatiana Diaz our youth arts specialist has been coordinating professional experiences for the group of 6 youth. The youth come from diverse Milwaukee neighborhoods and schools. They attend meetings to encourage networking among each other. At the meetings, Tatiana facilitates large-group discussions about art, community, or entrepreneurship. She also brings in guest speakers! Thanks to Corey Fells for joining the youth council recently for a fantastic, robust discussion about beginning a … read more

Celebrating 20 years of activating public spaces to engage youth in meaningful visual arts experiences, and enhance human potential, today Artists Working in Education, Inc., announced LaShawndra Vernon as Executive Director. Vernon has a wealth of non-profit executive leadership and fund development experience that she brings to her role. “In our 20th year, we’re filled with gratitude for what we’ve been able to accomplish and excited for what’s next,” said Adam Carr, board president. “As we prepare for our next 20, … read more

We’re nearly halfway though our 20th anniversary and the celebration continues! On Thursday, May 24, at 8pm you’re invited to join AWE board, staff, friends and supporters for BINGO at Hamburger Mary’s, 730 S. 5th St. HamBINGO is an experience not to be missed, hosted by the fabulous entertainers Dear Ruthie and Karen Valentine, HamBINGO is described as, “not your typical church basement BINGO…so leave the kids at home.” Cards, dabbers will be provided to you! AWE has received over … read more