Artist’s Program in Portland

It was a simple idea.

Artist: Amy Swallow
Float-inspired art by Amy Swallow

Give artists two free floats, with the understanding that they would begin a new piece of art right after the second float, and finish it within a month.

Artist: Sharon Lassen
Float-inspired art by Sharon Lassen

It was a big undertaking, but Float On in Portland, OR intends for floating to be available to everyone.

Artist: Sandra Calm
Float-inspired art by Sandra Calm

To that end, they decided to make multiple routes for people to get into their tanks. Good old cash is always acceptable, and from time to time, other paths are also available.

Artist: Kandace Kurth
Float-inspired art by Kandace Kurth

In the end, 150 artists participated in this project, run in 2011. As Float On says, “we decided that the only appropriate thing to do was to publish every piece that we received into an artbook, Artwork from the Void.”

Artwork From The Void book

We were really inspired by Float On’s Float Creations programs. One of the things we like to do, as business owners, is support the things we enjoy: community theatre, artists, local musicians. Culture. Creativity. This is exactly the sort of community-minded business we dreamed of having.

Artist: Kelly Williams
Float-inspired art by Kelly Williams

Floating is good for our minds, our bodies, and our creativity. Floating worked well for these artists in Portland. We imagine it will be good for you, too.

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About Sara

Sara is a co-founder of Float, and has been a licensed massage therapist since 2003. The problems of two people may not amount to a hill of beans in this world, but this is our hill, and these are our beans.