A.W.E.'s Summer Programs thru Aug. 22nd!
Visit A.W.E.'s Truck Studio
at Evening Concerts
Thursday, August 7th: Smith Park, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday, August 13th: Washington Park, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday, August 14th: Jackson Park, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
NEW this summer! We are offering a series of evening park visits in collaboration with Milwaukee County Parks Summer's Best Free Park Concerts and Layton Boulevard West Neighbors Sounds of Summer Concert Series.
Join A.W.E. artists to create paintings, masks, sculptures, and many other imaginative art projects to take home! Brightly painted Truck Studio vans visit evening concerts in Milwaukee parks and offer FREE drop-in art activities for children. Bring family and friends, too! We’re always doing something new. Not intended for large daycares/groups. Best for ages 4-14.
Learn from Professional Artists
at A.W.E.'s Satellite Studio
June 23rd - August 22nd
Monday - Friday, August 11th-22nd: 2nd & Keefe, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Join professional artists to create collaborative Public Art for the community. Each site has a different artist team working on a large scale project within their area of expertise such as painting, sculpture, printmaking, digital music, collage, drumming, poetry and more. Visit each Satellite Studio for a unique art experience and to meet some of Milwaukee’s finest artists this summer. FREE drop-in program for older youth. Next up, design/build for the park, create/perform poetry with Christopher McIntyre Perceptions and Jackson Lindsay at 2nd & Keefe in Harambee!
Thanks to those who made this a
Thank you to the funders, community partners, artists, interns, volunteers and - most importantly - our young participants and their caretakers for making this a summer's daytime Truck Studio a record-breaking program.
Over the course of six weeks, four colorfully painted Truck Studio vans visited 18 Milwaukee County Parks. Teams of professional artists, intern artists and high school interns worked alongside more than 3,000 youth, leading them in creative art and reading activities. Collectively, these youth visited the Truck Studio more than 4,400 times - up 700 visits compared to last summer.
Major support provided by MPS Partnership for the Arts and Humanities, Zilber Family Foundation, Milwaukee Arts Board, Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts, and Brewers Community Foundation. Financial support also comes from the Four Four Foundation, Washington Park NID, and many individual donors.
Special thanks to our community partners Borchert Field C.A.R.E.S., Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative, Layton Boulevard West Neighbors, Milwaukee County Parks, Milwaukee Recreation, Riverworks Center, Safe & Sound,
and Washington Park Partners.