Mayor Barrett’s Walk 100 with AWE

Local students were happy to show Mayor Barrett the masterpieces they have created throughout Silver City. Students are able to create murals through Artists Working in Education, a nonprofit that sponsors professional artists to bring creative visual arts experiences directly to schools, community centers and informal settings such as parks, playgrounds, libraries and community events.

On June 5th, Mayor Tom Barrett partnered with Artists Working in Education to host the first of many community walks for his Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days summer initiative. Artists Working in Education (AWE), a nonprofit organization that brings visual art experiences to Milwaukee youth, has created and installed a variety of murals that were featured on the one mile walk by students in the Silver City neighborhood. Walk participants included the Mayor, AWE Executive Director LaShawndra Vernon, State Rep. Josh Zepnick, community members, and students from various local schools. Guests finished the art walk along the 2018 Mayor’s Design Award winner, the Arlington Heights Park Mosaic Staircase, followed by a small celebration in honor of AWE receiving the Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (known as the MANDIs) for their commitment to community over time.

On June 5th, Mayor Tom Barrett partnered with Artists Working in Education to host the first of many community walks for his Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days summer initiative. Artists Working in Education (AWE), a nonprofit organization that brings visual art experiences to Milwaukee youth, has created and installed a variety of murals that were featured on the one mile walk by students in the Silver City neighborhood. Walk participants included the Mayor, AWE Executive Director LaShawndra Vernon, State Rep. Josh Zepnick, community members, and students from various local schools. Guests finished the art walk along the 2018 Mayor’s Design Award winner, the Arlington Heights Park Mosaic Staircase, followed by a small celebration in honor of AWE receiving the Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (known as the MANDIs) for their commitment to community over time.