Art Expression, Inc. is a fully-inclusive afterschool program that focuses on developing the social skills of children through art in the Pittsburgh area. The charitable organization was founded by James and Angela Lowden in 2001 as an expression of their passion for alleviating the social inequalities that exist among children of different abilities. Since its founding, the organization has served over 4,000 children in Allegheny, Fayette, Greene and Washington counties. Art Expression, Inc. was chosen as one of 50 finalists distinguishing the program as one of the top arts- and humanities- based programs in the country. Art Expression, Inc. will receive a 2013 NAHYP award Certificate of Excellence and will be listed in this year’s NAHYP national publication.