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 Arts Center is in the process of gradually opening to provide safe gatherings in accordance with CDC guidelines. In addition to Stage East’s June production, a full Summer Workshop Series, Washington Street Gallery exhibition, Concert Series and Children’s Theater offerings are planned for the summer. In addition, we continue to offer online events, exhibitions and videos to provide a place where creativity and community meet, for our Washington County community and beyond.

Learn more about the EAC here.

Do you like what we’re doing? We depend on contributions from our community and patrons to help keep the Arts Center open. Please consider showing your support by donating, or get involved by volunteering.

EAC Video? Find our back catalogue here

Whether brand new or ‘from the vault’ we present here a collection of videos for your enjoyment—musical offerings, including Quoddy Voices virtual choir pieces and Eastport Gallery’s ‘Music on the Deck’; PBSO’s ‘Get to Know Us’ series; KinderArts Craft along workshops; our Virtual Concert & Keyboard Talk; EAC Video’s … [Read More]

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Upcoming Events

Mindfulness & Yoga with Lilli

Friday, June 18 @ 9:00 am

Lilli Danaea, RYT, will offer a Friday morning class—Mindfulness & Yoga—via Zoom, from 9 to 10 am. Fee is by sliding scale; no one will be turned away for lack of funds. For more information or for the link to join the class, please contact Lilli at lillireally@gmail.com. 

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Gentle Flow Yoga with Katie

Saturday, June 19 @ 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.

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Mindfulness & Yoga with Lilli

Tuesday, June 22 @ 8:30 am

Lilli Danaea, RYT, will offer her usual Tuesday morning class—Mindfulness & Yoga—via Zoom, from 8:30 to 9:30 am. Fee is by sliding scale; no one will be turned away for lack of funds. For more information or for the link to join the class, please contact Lilli at lillireally@gmail.com. 

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Portrait Drawing Group

Wednesday, June 23 @ 4:00 pm

EAC’s drawing group, led by Anne Hopkins, has moved online! For portrait Wednesdays, participating artists take turns holding 5-20 minute poses for each other. Each artist—whether amateur or experienced—will have a turn to draw. The group would be interested in having a musician to participate by performing for the artists … [Read More]

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Eastport ArtWalk Passport Weekend

Friday, June 25 @ 9:00 am

The Eastport ArtWalk Passport weekends celebrate the arts the Way Downeast way.  A full schedule of events is available at <www.facebook.com/eastportpassport>. The June weekend kicks off in Eastport’s historic downtown on Friday June 25 with a slate of events sponsored by the Downeast Rainbow Alliance, starting with an art activity … [Read More]

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Gentle Flow Yoga with Katie

Saturday, June 26 @ 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.

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Summer Workshop Series: Beginning Basketry with Sara Myrick

Tuesday, June 29 @ 1:30 pm

Opening Eastport Arts Center’s Summer Workshop Series is Beginning Basketry with Sara Myrick, 1:30-3:30 pm, Tuesday, June 29. Geared for ages 12 and up, the workshop will be a fun and interactive tutorial in making a box-shaped basket using a form and twine. Sara will also show adaptations to … [Read More]

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EAC News & Recent Activities

Covid Creations Online Exhibition Unveiled

The much anticipated Covid Creations exhibition, a project of EAC’s Washington Street Gallery, has arrived! Please click here to visit the show. “Being laid off shook my habit of returning to the same few locations. They satisfied me plenty, but exploring was no longer a “waste” of precious painting … [Read More]

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David Orrell Remembered in Photos

The Eastport Arts Center community was saddened to hear of the passing of David Orrell this week. Here are a collection of images of David giving a Sunday Afternoons at the EAC talk in 2014, taken by Robin Farrin. We extend our sincere condolences to Marie Orrell and family.

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Mixed Media Basketry Workshop to Open EAC’s Summer Series

Opening Eastport Arts Center’s Summer Workshop Series is Beginning Basketry with Sara Myrick, 1:30-3:30 pm, Tuesday, June 29. Geared for ages 12 and up, the workshop will be a fun and interactive tutorial in making a box-shaped basket using a form and twine. Sara will also show adaptations to … [Read More]

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Drop-in KinderArts Craft Offered for Passport Weekend

In conjunction with the Eastport ArtWalk Passport Weekend project, Eastport Arts Center will offer free drop-in KinderArts activities for children of all ages on Saturday, June 26, 10:30 am-noon. The June activity, a fun and accessible project, is rainbow-hued fingerprint art with Nia Aretakis. An adult caregiver must remain … [Read More]

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Moore Solo Show Opens Sunday with ‘Meet the Artist’ at Eastport Gallery

“Wander Lust”, a solo show by photographer Susan Moore, opens Sunday, June 20, at Eastport Gallery. A ‘Meet the Artist’ event will be offered all that day, at which Susan will welcome questions about her work. Her show will be on display through July 3. June Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, … [Read More]

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Next from Stage East? ‘The Canned Sardine’ StorySlam!

As a part of Eastport ArtWalk’s Passport Weekends, Stage East will be holding a storytelling competition—with prizes!—at the Sutherland Amphitheater at 4 pm on June 26th, July 24th, and August 28th.  Each Saturday’s top three storytellers will win prizes donated by local businesses and all participants will walk away … [Read More]

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Stage East’s Double Bill, Born of Uncertainty, a Satisfying Restart for Theater at EAC

“I wasn’t sure it was going to happen,” wrote director Mark Macey of Stage East’s latest double-bill, which reopened Eastport Arts Center for events last week, and continues with three more shows this weekend—Friday and Saturday at 7 pm, and Sunday at 2 pm. The pair of one act … [Read More]

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High School Graduates Recognized with EAC Fine Arts Awards

Each year, during the graduation ceremonies at area high schools, Eastport Arts Center honors seniors who have excelled in music, theater or the visual arts. Nominated by their teachers, the students have been chosen based on their outstanding commitment and contribution to the fine arts in their school and … [Read More]

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Kniffen’s ‘Shorty’ Beckons from Eastport Gallery’s Community Show

Overlooking the breakwater and created by Lubec artist and author Charles Kniffen, Shorty is ready to welcome all to Eastport Gallery’s Annual Community Show. This latest assemblage of “sea junk” was collected and composed by Kniffen, a Marine veteran of the Vietnam war and a twenty-five year solo all-season kayaker … [Read More]

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Summer Workshop Series Boasts Appealing Lineup of Instructors & Media

EAC is thrilled to announce our Summer Workshop Series, to be offered June 29-August 17 at the center, in accordance with CDC guidelines for safe gatherings. In addition to the Center’s usual Tuesday afternoon offerings, there will be a special Sunday afternoon workshop in late July, and a four-day … [Read More]

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Live Events to Resume at EAC

EAC has announced a resumption of live events planned for this summer, including concerts, exhibitions, youth offerings and workshops. All events are offered in accordance with CDC guidelines.After Stage East’s opening of the venue with the run of Krapp’s Last Tape and The Human Voice, June 4-6 and June … [Read More]

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Community Show Opens Eastport Gallery Summer Season

Eastport Gallery will open for the summer season on Saturday, June 5, with its annual Community Show.  This year the show will be presented both live in the gallery at 109 Water Street, June 5 through June 19, and online with more than 60 works on view in the virtual … [Read More]

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Chorus Made Virtual Strides, Looks Forward to ‘In Person’ Fall

Quoddy Voices Director John Newell reports that the group had a productive spring virtual season, in which they continued to build on what was learned the previous fall. A highlight all for all was guest artist, Mary Sullivan, a singer and voice teacher, who led the choir’s online rehearsals … [Read More]

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One-Acts Explore Isolation & Technology, with Levity

“The theme of loneliness and isolation is universal, especially in the time of a global pandemic,” writes Jenie Smith, who’ll give a performance of Jean Cocteau’s The Human Voice as part of Stage East’s return to live theater, a double header of one-acts which also includes Krapp’s Last Tape by … [Read More]

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EAC’s Summer Camp to Blend Arts and Theater for Ages 6-13

‘Exploring Mask-making and Puppetry,’ a Summer Arts Camp for children ages 6-13, will be offered from 9:30 am-noon, July 6-9, at Eastport Arts Center. Instructors Ann Cannizzaro, art, and Mark Macey, theater, will engage campers in making their own masks and puppets to accompany their theater improvisations. The program, … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery features Shelley Weber

This week’s featured Eastport Gallery artist is Shelley Weber.  According to Gallery president Joan Lowden, “Shelley has been an invaluable resource since joining the gallery, as treasurer, web-designer, event photographer – you name it.“ As an artist, Shelley is equally comfortable in a variety of mediums, earning her degree in … [Read More]

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