AWE’s merchandise line was developed as a way to share the art created by Milwaukee youth and artists, as well as the stories behind the art. We believe that the arts help young people become more creative and confident, while fostering a sense of community among youth, artists, and neighborhoods. Check out our Etsy site to browse AWE’s merchandise and learn more about the stories behind the art.
Youth from Neu Life Community Development and artists Gabrielle Tesfaye and Katie Loughmiller created the “Elemental Puppet,” the puppet is interactive and each limb represents an element that is necessary for sustaining community.
“This project shows the history of our past and honors our present.” – Zephaniah, youth participant