Artists Working in Education
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A.W.E. Bus Tour Explores Milwaukee Neighborhoods, New Community Art Projects

Stops include Washington Park, Borchert Field and Riverwest/Harambee

By - May 11th, 2015 03:57 pm

While Milwaukee is often called a “City of Neighborhoods,” learning about communities outside one’s own can be a challenge. Artists Working in Education (A.W.E.) hopes to help people bridge that gap through its second annual bus tour hosted by neighborhood enthusiast Adam Carr. The Saturday, May 16 event takes participants through the Washington Park, Borchert Field and Riverwest/Harambee neighborhoods, and the spaces in between.

In addition to learning more about some of Milwaukee’s most interesting neighborhoods, the bus tour gives participants an inside look at several newly completed A.W.E. public art projects. One such stop is in the Borchert Field neighborhood, home to Milwaukee’s original professional baseball park before County Stadium. Participants will explore a newly unveiled storytelling space created at 9th & Burleigh on a previously vacant lot. Children from the LaFollette Boys & Girls Club worked with local artists Blanche Brown and Mikal Floyd-Pruitt to create benches and artistic towers in the space.

The bus tour takes place Saturday, May 16, from 1–4 p.m. Food samples and beverages will be provided. The tour departs from and returns to the A.W.E. offices located at 4315 W. Vliet Street.

Proceeds from the tour support A.W.E.’s Truck Studio and artist-in-residence programs. The organization brings high quality arts programming to more than 7,000 young people in low-income neighborhoods throughout Milwaukee every year.

For more information call 414-933-3877 or visit www.awe-inc.org. Tickets are $35 per person, or $50 for VIPs. A VIP ticket includes an A.W.E. greeting card pack, drink coupon for Art*Bar in Riverwest (a stop on the tour), and a chance to win a two-hour Truck Studio visit for a family/corporate/community event. Tickets can be purchased at the A.W.E. offices or via EventBrite: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/neighborhood-bus-tour-with-host-adam-carr-tickets-16469641140.

The event is sponsored by Colectivo Coffee.

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