Welcome to Heard’s Visual Arts gallery. In these posts you’ll find images of our client’s original art. Enjoy!

Each artist whose likeness and/or work is posted on our site has signed a Heard media release or verbally given permission for their likeness and/or the artistic work they created to be posted on this site and shared via our social media platforms.

Rainbow Bird

Love this story about “Rainbow Bird” created by one of our Friends of Guest House clients!

All of the birds were mean to Rainbow Bird, but Rainbow Bird was kind and helped them when they needed food. We can all learn from this very short story.

Wiser Me Mandalas, March 2020, Arlington County Detention Center

What do you want your life to look like? Visualizing is such a first critical step, and our clients in the Community Readiness Unit (those getting ready for release) at the Arlington County Detention Facility put such incredible thought and vision into their mandalas. We just had to share a few with you.

Puppet Time!

We asked the clients in the City of Alexandria’s Residential Treatment Center to make puppets or other tokens of the most positive, influential person in their life. Let the creativity begin!

Meet Mr. Green Bean, a messiah and advises people

Some lucky woman will receive this handmade necklace from her boyfriend. She has always has stayed with him and makes him want to be a better person

This woman was missing how crafty she used to be and has plans to creating soon.






So Much Gratitude!

Our Friends of Guest House clients made their personal gratitude buckets for Thanksgiving – with 221 thank you’s!


She-Art, June 2019, from a resident of the City of Alexandria domestic violence shelter.

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