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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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

Latest News

Congratulations to AWE Alumni assistant artist Isabel Castro. As a high school student attending Escuela Verde, Isabel was introduced to AWE’s artist-in-residence program. She and several of her classmates, community partners worked on a mural about immigration, and migration stories for the Silver City neighborhood and the Health Equity Mural in the Clarke Square neighborhood that stresses the importance of oral hygiene to eliminate the risk of diabetes in Latinx populations.  About her experience with AWE, Castro shared, “Through AWE, … read more

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