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: EAC has opened for safe gatherings in accordance with CDC guidelines, while continuing to offer an array of online opportunities for connection and expression. Check out upcoming and past projects here, or sign up to receive our weekly email newsletter.

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EAC Video? Find our back catalogue here

Whether brand new or ‘from the vault’ we present here a collection of videos for your enjoyment, including: Musical offerings:Quoddy Voices Virtual Choir pieces and other videosPassamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra ‘Get to Know Us’ seriesEAC Concert Series’ Virtual Concert & Keyboard Talk and Eastport Gallery’s ‘Music on the Deck’ … [Read More]

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Upcoming Events

Portrait Drawing Zoom Group

Wednesday, October 27 @ 4:00 pm

Pre-pandemic, Anne Shields Hopkins hosted weekly life drawing sessions at EAC. When Covid hit, the group moved their drawing sessions to a Zoom room, meeting weekly to draw or paint each other, whether near or far and regardless of time zone. At the online event, artists take turns posing … [Read More]

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Gentle Flow Yoga with Katie

Saturday, October 30 @ 8:30 am

Katie Wilson, leader of EAC’s Gentle Flow Yoga, has brought her weekly session online at her usual time—Saturdays from 8:30-9:30 am. Please contact Katie—anchorandbalanceyoga@gmail.com—for information about how to participate.

Events

Children’s Theater Workshop

Saturday, October 30 @ 10:00 am

Children’s Theater Workshop’s fall session will run Saturdays, October 16 to December 11, 10-11:30 am, at Eastport Arts Center (EAC). Attendees will be split into age-based groups; ages 8-12 will work with Mark Macey on adapting a children’s book for performance, while ages 13-18 will work with L. Elwood … [Read More]

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‘Joy of Acrylics’ Workshop with Anne Black

Saturday, October 30 @ 1:00 pm

Artist Anne Black will lead a workshop, Joy of Acrylics, from 1-4 pm, Saturday, October 30, at Eastport Arts Center. Black will take attendees on an exhilarating journey into the magic world of acrylic paints and mediums. “We will explore the incredible versatility of these materials with quick, playful … [Read More]

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EAC News & Recent Activities

Washington Street Gallery’s Annual Youth Art Exhibition

Eastport Arts Center is pleased to host the 7th annual Student Art Exhibit, featuring works created by students of the following schools: Beatrice Rafferty Elementary, Ellen Nicholas, instructor; Eastport Elementary and Shead High School, Sara Myrick, instructor; Edmunds Consolidated School, Melanie Tardiff, instructor; Elm Street Elementary, Lisa Bartlett, instructor; … [Read More]

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Vistas of Blue Skies and Water Enchant (at Eastport Gallery!)

Among the treasures on display in Eastport Gallery’s Virtual Gallery are landscapes and seascapes that enchant and inspire. From smaller watercolors to expansive canvases the selection is as varied as the hues of blue that flow through the brushes. And, the artwork is continually changing. Visit eastportgallery.com/virtual-gallery to see more. On … [Read More]

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Glass Artist Eastport-bound for Next Month’s Holiday Market! Vendor Spaces Still Available

Eastport Arts Center will host the 9th Annual Holiday Market from 10 am to 2 pm, Saturday, November 27. Vendors are sought; booth fee is $25 per table or space. Reservations and queries should be made to Chris Grannis, chris@eastportartscenter.org; space is limited and will be assigned first-come, first-served.  … [Read More]

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Rock Music & Art Demo On Tap at ‘Arts Night’ Event

The Eastport Art Center will host a “Supporting the Arts Night” with live music acts and artists supporting headliner Fathom Farewell on Saturday, November 13 at 6 pm. Admission will be free; donations will be accepted to support the Arts Center. Organized by musician and Pleasant Point resident Chris … [Read More]

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Too Much Light! Backstage Video & Chat with Elwood & Macey

No one is on an ego trip here. It’s about the work, and I love that about this cast. Mark Macey, Director We caught up with actor L. Elwood and Stage East Artistic Director Mark Macey this week, after the initial weekend of Stage East season opener 30 Neo-futurist … [Read More]

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Next Month: Rock Show, Holiday Market & Ornament-Making!

Chill air? No cares! Look forward with us to these great upcoming events in November at EAC! Saturday, November 13: ‘Supporting the Arts Night” with music by Fathom Farewell and the Filthy Casuals and special guest artist, Shelby Lee. Doors at 6 pm, free admission (donations gratefully accepted). Sunday, … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery & Eastport Art Students Create Spooky Show

The Eastport Gallery is closed for the season, but the seasonal window displays at 109 Water Street in downtown Eastport will be open for all to enjoy through the fall and winter. Starting in mid-October the gallery is displaying a “spooky” window show of Halloween silhouettes created by Eastport … [Read More]

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Playful Workshop to Explore Acrylic Paints & Media

Artist Anne Black will lead a workshop, Joy of Acrylics, from 1-4 pm, Saturday, October 30, at Eastport Arts Center. Black will take attendees on an exhilarating journey into the magic world of acrylic paints and mediums. “We will explore the incredible versatility of these materials with quick, playful … [Read More]

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Behind the Scenes (Part Two!) with Stage East Players

We asked ensemble members from Stage East’s upcoming show, 30 Neo-futurist Plays from Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (30 Plays in 60 Minutes), a few questions in anticipation of their opening on October 15th. This week, we feature Peter Frewen, Jenie M. Smith and Caitlyn Stellrecht! Read about … [Read More]

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Maine Community Foundation Video Spotlights EAC

In Washington County: Relationships Build Community, a recent video highlighting Washington County Fund grantees of the Maine Community Foundation, EAC is featured alongside Family Futures Downeast, Mano en Mano, Sunrise County Economic Council, the Tides Institute & Museum of Art, Women for Healthy Rural Living and their project Incredible … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery: Whatever Floats Your Boat!

It’s not surprising that a seaside gallery would feature beautiful boating scenes. In this, Eastport Gallery does not disappoint. From color-rich harbor photography to soft romantic oil paintings, and even pottery, their virtual gallery showcases many pieces of art that capture life by the sea. Take a virtual roam … [Read More]

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PBSO Announces 2022 Season

The Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra (PBSO) will open its 2022 season with rehearsals in early March and performances the first weekend in June in Eastport, Machias and Calais. The orchestra will rehearse on Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:30 pm in Sunrise Hall (formerly the Calais Congregational Church), 21 Calais … [Read More]

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Festival of Trees is December 11! What Decorations Will You Make?

“It’s time to be gathering shells, beach glass, driftwood, feathers and dried flora,” notes Marged Higginson, organizer of EAC’s Festival of Trees. “These are the natural wonders from Down East that your creativity can turn into decorated trees to auction at the 12th annual Festival of Trees. Perhaps you saved the … [Read More]

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‘Almost, Maine’ Auditions Set for October 23

Auditions for Stage East’s upcoming production of Almost, Maine by John Cariani will be held October 23rd from 1-4 pm at Eastport Arts Center. The show, which has become an American theater staple, revolves around the romantic lives of the inhabitants of a fictional town in northern Maine. The casting is … [Read More]

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Settle in for EAC’s Podcast Premiere!

Moose Island Mischief, Eastport Art Center’s original podcast program, is here. The podcast includes interviews and performances by Maine artists as well as satirical advertisements and ‘news’ segments. The premiere episode featured author Penny Guisinger, singer/songwriter Emma Page, and writer Lora Whelan. The Moose Island Players (Ric Craig, Brian … [Read More]

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Behind-the-Scenes! A Chat with Stage East Players (Part One)

We asked ensemble members from Stage East’s upcoming show, 30 Neo-futurist Plays from Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (30 Plays in 60 Minutes), a few questions in anticipation of their opening on October 15th. This week, we feature Lauren “L.” Elwood, Brian Schuth and Ric Craig. Stay … [Read More]

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