Art Squared started with a question, “How I can I help children who don’t have any money learn about art?”

That was one of many questions that were asked by an 8-year-old little girl with a really big heart.  She had seen and heard children her age and older say how their parents could not afford to pay for art lessons even though the children were great artists and loved art, and Hannah Walton did not think that was fair; so she decided to do something about it.

So she called a meeting to her home, the Mayor, city leaders and adult artists, as well as teachers, the school superintendent, and the local newspaper reporter.  Hannah presented all in attendance her plan to launch Art Squared.


Fast forward 8 years and Art Squared has touched the lives of almost 20,000 children and schools across the Southeast.  Art Squared’s founder, now 15, and affectionally known worldwide as Hannah Z. is still advocating for free art education.