At Artists Working in Education (AWE), we manage a fleet of four colorful vans. We fill those vans with artists and art supplies and roll out to various parks, playgrounds, and library sites to bring free, fun, and educational art making opportunities to Milwaukee youth through our Truck Studio program.
The Truck Studio program helps youth develop new ways of seeing the world, enhanced inquisitiveness, creativity, flexibility, imagination and confidence. Here’s what one participant had to say about their experience:
"Makes me feel good because I'm doing something instead of sitting and being bored. My art makes others happy!"- Ronda, Age 11
A larger, newer van would allow AWE artists to have more space for art materials and help sustain Truck Studio programming, so kids like Ronda have more meaningful opportunities to make art for years to come!
AWE will match the $7,500 raised through this fundraiser twice over, totaling $22,500 to buy a larger, newer Truck Studio van. Funds raised through this page will be matched with funds from Potawatomi Hotel & Casino's Heart of Canal Street program and the L'Esperance Family Fund. As a way to say thank you, donations made at the following levels will receive a gift (photos of gifts in gallery):
$25+ AWE Tote Bag
$50+ Coloring book package (includes colored pencils pack) and AWE Tote Bag
$100+ Postcard Power Pack, coloring book package
$200+ 8x10 print, Postcard Power Pack and Coloring book package
$500+ AWE t-shirt (various options), 8x10 print, Postcard Power Pack, and Coloring book package
$1000+ Spirit Animal Unisex Sweatshirt, AWE t-shirt, 8x10 print, Postcard Power Pack, and Coloring book package
$3,500+ 2 hour Truck Studio Visit and all other gifts
$7,500+ Name on Van and all other gifts
*Note: If you intend to receive a gift, make sure to make your donation public- not anonymous. Otherwise, YouCaring keeps donor information private and we will be unable to send a thank you and gift. Gifts should ship within 7-10 days.