Float On Art Gallery

featuring artists that float

Currently Featured Artist

Adam Hesse

Adam Hesse began pursuing painting in earnest while in college in 1997 at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He majored in Biology and French while serving in the Marine reserves, but has always endeavored to pursue and develop his art as the singularity between the rational and the irrational; as an aid in peeking behind the veil. An avid cyclist, hiker, and outdoorsmen, He traveled extensively and lived in Corfu, Greece where he was commissioned to paint “The Creation of the Sun and the Moon” by Michelangelo (Sistine Chapel). He then painted other commissions in Greece, Sweden, and the United States.

After completing a BS in Biology with a minor in Chemistry and a BA in French linguistics he did his post-graduate studies in marine science at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand in 2011. A member of the Royal New Zealand Society of Science and a key-note speaker at the Pacific Voices Conference, he then returned to the U.S. where he met his life partner which brought a baby and the motivation to find a place in the world where he could explore the synergies between art and science. He has long said, “where the mountains meet the sea is where you’ll find me.”

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About Our Gallery

Conceived in 2011, Float On’s art gallery is located in our shop has one exhibition room, and is open nearly 24hrs / day.


The displayed art is exclusively by local floaters, with a new original piece featured each month.

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FAQs for Visitors

How often does the art rotate?

Once per month.

When is the gallery open for viewing?

Monday: 7am-11am Tuesday-Sunday: Open 24 Hours

How many pieces does the gallery hold?

11-13 larger pieces, 13-15 medium pieces, or 15-17 smaller pieces

FAQs for Artists

What is your gallery traffic like?

Being as the gallery is located in our float center, we get a lot of crossover foot traffic.  Aside from the gallery, we run 1200 floats a month, and are located in the heart of the SE on Hawthorne Blvd. The shop has large windows facing the street, so the art is visible 24/7 from the sidewalk.

What mediums do you accept in the gallery?

Anything that can be hung vertically by our wire/hook track system. Please do not include any fresh/wet oil pieces.

What is your commission rate?

We only charge a 5% commission!! This basically just covers credit processing charges.

What about the original piece?

Along with the process of being a gallery exhibitor, you will be given 4 float sessions in exchange for one original float inspired piece after completing your float sessions.  It will also be hung in the gallery for the duration of the month. After your month is over the original, float inspired piece will belong to Float On to be appreciated for ages to come.

What is your transport policy?

The gallery artist is completely responsible for all transport of gallery pieces.

Do I have to sign a contract?

Yes, there is a basic contract involved, but it is painless.