The Eastport Arts Center (EAC) nurtures and promotes six year-round constituent groups engaged in theater, art, music, film, education and community outreach. The EAC is available for rental and serves as our region’s premiere venue for an array of special events and visiting artists and performers. Our mission:To stimulate and nurture an appreciation of the visual and performing arts and the creative process, and to provide a home and an environment within the community where they can prosper.

Please Note: The EAC abides by the State of Maine CDC COVID guidelines. Additionally, at this time, the EAC recommends that people wear masks when in our building. As well as gatherings at the Center, we continue to offer online opportunities for connection and expression. Check out upcoming and past projects here, and sign up to receive a digest of this site in our weekly email newsletter. Learn more about the EAC here.

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EAC Video & Podcasts

EAC Media is here for you! Follow links to our video and audio offerings, or enjoy stills below! TOP THREE (our current most-viewed titles):Jim Kovaleski reads Robert Frost’s “Mowing”A Visit with Gail McGlamery, Free Range Fiber Studio, Eastport, MaineGreg Biss plays Etude #3 by Philip Glass SUNDAY AFTERNOONS AT … [Read More]

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Upcoming Events

Exhibition: Sheryl Denbo’s ‘Evolving Perceptions’ at Washington Street Gallery

Saturday, August 13 @ 8:00 am

A new exhibition, ‘Evolving Perceptions,’ by Sheryl Denbo will open Wednesday, August 3 at Washington Street Gallery, located on the first floor of Eastport Arts Center. The gallery will be open 1-3 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays, during EAC events or by chance or appointment. An opening reception will be … [Read More]

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Remembrance Event for Jean Wilhelm and Joyce Weber

Saturday, August 13 @ 2:00 pm

Eastport Arts Center will host a special gathering from 2-5 pm, Saturday, August 13, to celebrate the lives of Jean Wilhelm and Joyce Weber, whose artistic passions joined at the Arts Center. Cake, fruit, wine and coffee will be offered, and there will be time for all to honor … [Read More]

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Ecstatic Dance

Tuesday, August 16 @ 5:00 pm

Ecstatic Dance has resumed weekly meetings at Eastport Arts Center. All are invited to come and dance to great rhythmic music and move however they wish on Tuesdays from 5-6 pm. Attendees should wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring water to drink. The sessions are offered by $5 suggested … [Read More]

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The Concert Series: Moch Duo—Patricia Brennan, vibraphone & Noel Brennan, drums

Saturday, August 20 @ 7:00 pm

EAC’s Concert Series continues at 7 pm Saturday, August 20 with the Moch Duo. Nahuatl for “all, everything,” Moch is a collaborative electroacoustic duo between mallet percussionist Patricia Brennan and drummer/electronic musician Noel Brennan.Growing up in Veracruz, Mexico, vibraphonist/marimbist Patricia’s voice was developed on her instrument while being immersed … [Read More]

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Workshop: Figurative Clay Sculpture with Elizabeth Ostrander

Saturday, August 27 @ 12:30 pm

EAC’s summer workshop series will conclude with a special two-day workshop, Figurative Ceramic Sculpture with Elizabeth Ostrander on Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and 28, from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Participants will learn to use traditional hand building techniques and the plasticity of clay to create a large scale work. This … [Read More]

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The Concert Series

Friday, September 2 @ 7:00 pm

EAC’s Concert Series will continue weekly through September 2; shows are primarily on Friday evenings, with one Saturday exception. Tickets are $15, and are available at the door or via the EAC site; attendees 17 and under will be admitted free of charge. The full schedule may be viewed … [Read More]

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Resonant Rogues in Concert!

Saturday, September 24 @ 7:00 pm

EAC is thrilled to host The Resonant Rogues. The group’s dark Appalachian folk paints a picture of their lives in the mountains of Western North Carolina and on the road. Anchored by the songwriting pair of Sparrow (banjo, accordion) and Keith Smith (guitar), the duo has traveled the byways … [Read More]

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EAC News & Recent Activities

Guitarist Tim Pence is Next for Concert Series; Video Sneak Peek is Here!

Tim Pence, a popular return booking for EAC’s Concert Series, will appear Friday, August 12 at 7 pm on the EAC stage. Here is Tim demonstrating his limber fingers with a piece by Spanish Baroque composer Gaspar Sanz, “Canarios.” Tim’s program will include works by Anton Diabelli, Napoleon Coste, … [Read More]

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Clendenning Solo Show On View Daily Through August 13

Opening July 31 and running through August 13 at Eastport Gallery will be Gallery member Judith Clendenning’s show, My Journey with Grief. Two and a half years ago her daughter and only child, at the age of 40, was diagnosed with a brain tumor that was incurable. She passed away in … [Read More]

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Wilhelm and Weber Remembrance Event Scheduled for August 13

Eastport Arts Center will host a special gathering from 2-5 pm, Saturday, August 13, to celebrate the lives of Jean Wilhelm and Joyce Weber, whose artistic passions joined at the Arts Center. Cake, fruit, wine and coffee will be offered, and there will be time for all to honor … [Read More]

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Henna Basics Next for Workshop Series, on August 16

EAC’s Summer Workshop Series continues from 1:30-3:30 pm, Tuesday, August 16, with Ashley Hinson-Dhakal’s Henna Basics. Participants will learn about the history and traditional use of henna, as well as different designs and their meanings. Attendees will be provided with a tube of natural henna paste that may be … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery: New Deborah Jellison Solo Show; Get Ready to Paint Eastport!

Eastport Gallery member, Deborah Jellison will have her work on display from August 14th through August 27th. Her show is titled: Pattern/Figure/Nature. Inspired by the wooded landscapes and rocky coastline of her home, Deborah’s work most often references the natural environment and incorporates lush overlays of gold, texture and pattern. … [Read More]

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Ostrander’s Two-Day Session to Provide Immersive Sculpture Experience for Students

EAC’s summer workshop series will conclude with a special two-day workshop, Figurative Ceramic Sculpture with Elizabeth Ostrander on Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and 28, from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Participants will learn to use traditional hand building techniques and the plasticity of clay to create a large scale work. This … [Read More]

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Roochie Toochie & the Ragtime Shepherd Kings Not to Be Missed (with Four Vintage Videos!)

EAC Video was thrilled to the toes to experience Roochie Toochie & the Ragtime Shepherd Kings for the second time at Eastport Arts Center (!!) in September 2021, and captured the Aroostook-to-Nashville/Detroit/New Orleans-based group on stage. Here are the gang’s renditions of “Tiger Rag” by the Original Dixieland Jass Band (1917); … [Read More]

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Concert Series to Welcome Moch Duo (Patricia & Noel Brennan), Saturday, August 20

EAC’s Concert Series continues at 7 pm Saturday, August 20 with the Moch Duo. Nahuatl for “all, everything,” Moch is a collaborative electroacoustic duo between mallet percussionist Patricia Brennan and drummer/electronic musician Noel Brennan.Growing up in Veracruz, Mexico, vibraphonist/marimbist Patricia’s voice was developed on her instrument while being immersed … [Read More]

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A Moment with Anne Black, violist—A New EAC Video Sneak Peek

Violist Anne Black will present a themed concert, “A Timely Adventure,” as part of EAC’s Concert Series at 7 pm, Friday, August 5. She took some time out from exploring the acoustics of the EAC theater to chat with EAC Video this week, and played bits from her solo … [Read More]

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Sheryl Denbo Show on View at EAC’s Washington Street Gallery

A new exhibition, ‘Evolving Perceptions,’ by Sheryl Denbo will open Wednesday, August 3 at Washington Street Gallery, located on the first floor of Eastport Arts Center. The gallery will be open 1-3 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays, during EAC events or by chance or appointment. An opening reception will be offered … [Read More]

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Whimsical, Family-Friendly Workshop to Teach 3D Decoupage Techniques (August 9!)

EAC’s Summer Workshop Series continues Tuesday, August 9, with Faux Candle Fairy Bottle Lights from 1:30-3:30 pm. Engaging instructor Sue Riddle will lead attendees in a quick and easy craft with magical results. Using a decoupage technique on old wine bottles, crafters will create enchanting decorative lamps, perfect for … [Read More]

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Busy Eastport Gallery: New Members, Musician Black, and Paint Eastport Day Coming Soon!

Eastport Gallery’s online Summer Show is now live with all new works. Plus a new all-member show for August has been installed at the Water Street Gallery. We welcome two new members— Alison Ross and Courtney Moore—and you can see their work both online and on the walls. Gallery … [Read More]

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Stage East Season Auditions to Be Held August 7

Stage East auditions for the 2022-2023 season will be held August 7th from 10 am-2 pm at Eastport Arts Center. The 31st season of Eastport’s own theater group is diverse, with classic drama, musical comedy, physical theater and a premiere of a Downeast-inspired original work. Whether center stage or … [Read More]

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KinderArts Continues August 5 (World Music)!

Young children and their caregivers are invited to a KinderArts Music and Movement sessions on Fridays, July 8 and 22, and August 5, from 10-10:45 am. On August 5, a program of Music and Dances from Around the World will present dances of the 7 continents and favorite folk … [Read More]

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Storytellers Wanted for Stage East’s ‘The Canned Sardine’

The Canned Sardine, Stage East’s storytelling event, will return to the Sutherland Amphitheater on Saturday, August 6 at 2 pm. Storytellers of all stripes are encouraged to come share their tall tales, myths, autobiographies, or gut-busters with audience members as a part of the Eastport ArtWalk’s Passport Weekend.  It’s … [Read More]

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