By Julie Lawrence Special to Published Dec 10, 2007 at 12:09 PM

We've all seen that land-docked boat in the middle of a residential neighborhood at 3128 N. Cambridge Ave., right? And, as the curious Milwaukeeans that we are, we've most likely all asked ourselves, "Does anyone actually live there?"

The answer is yes. It's creative man-about-town Paul Finger and he's inviting you in.

He's turned his home into an aquatic art space -- the Floating Gallery -- and hosts an exhibit called, "The Secret World of Leroy Ebert: 1921-2007."

The two-day show runs Saturday, Dec. 15 and Sunday, Dec. 16 from 12 to 6 p.m. and features hundreds of oils, watercolors, prints and drawings by Leroy Ebert, who passed away earlier this year.

Leroy Ebert, who studied at the Layton School of Art in the 1940s, painted a huge collection of landscapes, nudes and abstract paintings. Nothing in the gallery is more than $100.  

Julie Lawrence Special to staff writer Julie Lawrence grew up in Wauwatosa and has lived her whole life in the Milwaukee area.

As any “word nerd” can attest, you never know when inspiration will strike, so from a very early age Julie has rarely been seen sans pen and little notebook. At the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee it seemed only natural that she major in journalism. When offered her an avenue to combine her writing and the city she knows and loves in late 2004, she knew it was meant to be. Around the office, she answers to a plethora of nicknames, including “Lar,” (short for “Larry,” which is short for “Lawrence”) as well as the mysteriously-sourced “Bill Murray.”