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.

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 & 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

KinderArts Party: Music, Yoga, Crafts & Snacks with Caroline Coleman & Sue Riddle

Thursday, December 8 @ 10:00 am

Eastport Arts Center will offer a special session of KinderArts featuring music and crafts on Thursday, December 8 from 10-11 am. Children up to age 4 are invited to attend, with a parent or caregiver. Popular EAC instructors Caroline Coleman and Sue Riddle will lead the activities, which will … [Read More]

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Stage East’s ‘The Glass Menagerie’

Friday, December 9 @ 7:00 pm

Stage East adventures beyond the Eastport Arts Center with its next production, The Glass Menagerie. The company will make use of the storefront space at 34 Water Street in Eastport, just across from the Waco Diner, to stage the classic American drama by Tennessee Williams. Stage East veterans Jenie Smith (Amanda) … [Read More]

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13th Annual Festival of Trees

Saturday, December 10 @ 4:30 pm

Eastport Arts Center’s 13th annual Festival of Trees will be held from 4:30-5:30 pm, Saturday, December 10, at the Center. The event will feature a ticket raffle of gift-worthy items in addition to the ‘main event’ of lovingly decorated tabletop trees available by silent bid. Live music and takeout … [Read More]

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Stage East’s Play-by-Play: Shakespeare

Tuesday, December 13 @ 6:00 pm

Stage East’s first Play-by-Play series of the 2022-2023 season will take famed English playwright William Shakespeare as its subject. The course will be held on Tuesdays from 6-9 pm, October 25, November 15, December 13 and January 17, and will include readings and a helpful study guide covering the … [Read More]

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EAC News & Recent Activities

Festival Sneak Peeks: Springy Seeds, Summer-in-a-Jar, Wacky Cats and Fond Remembrance

It’s just a handful of days ’til EAC’s 13th Annual Festival of Trees—a warm community event and key fundraiser—Saturday, December 10, 4:30-5:30 pm. Decorators have been busy with their creations, many of whom took time to share images of their works in progress and ideas. Among these is Georgie … [Read More]

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Stage East Transforms Downtown Storefront for New Show, Running Through December 11!

The transformation of the space at 34 Water Street in Eastport has been one of the main production considerations for Stage East’s upcoming play, The Glass Menagerie. While many hands helped transform the space, the brunt of the work fell to Greg Blatt, Dana Graffam, and Bernie Cecire. Aside from outfitting … [Read More]

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Decorators Hard at Work as Festival Nears; Tree Themes & Teams Announced!

Organizers of Eastport Arts Center’s 13th Annual Festival of Trees are thrilled to have received the names and themes of this year’s trees, as follows. In addition to the ‘main event’ of lovingly decorated tabletop trees available by silent bid, the event will feature a ticket raffle of gift-worthy … [Read More]

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KinderArts Party Offered December 8 at EAC

Eastport Arts Center will offer a special session of KinderArts featuring music and crafts on Thursday, December 8 from 10-11 am. Children up to age 4 are invited to attend, with a parent or caregiver. Popular EAC instructors Caroline Coleman and Sue Riddle will lead the activities, which will … [Read More]

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PBSO Fall Performance Planned for Calais

The Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra (PBSO) will perform Sunday, December 4 at 2 pm at Sunrise Opportunities (formerly Calais Congregational Church) in Calais. The program includes Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.1, “Winter Daydreams”, and “The Enchanted Isle,” a colorful suite by American composer Ernst Bacon. The suite, based on Shakespeare’s TheTempest, … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery Art: Abstract, Airborne and Absolutely Fabulous!

Eastport Gallery’s Water Street doors may be closed but you can roam around our virtual gallery anytime. We have a variety of art on display from most of our member artists.  You’ll find works in oil, ink, pastel, ceramics and some even featuring sea glass! Unique and fabulous artful … [Read More]

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EAC Outreach Project to Bring Music to Area Elders

A slate of holiday performances are planned for residents at Washington Place Assisted Living in Calais, and Eastport Memorial Nursing Home, featuring musicians affiliated with Eastport Arts Center. Alison Brennan, the Center’s Education and Outreach Coordinator, is excited to resume this branch of her efforts for the community.Different musical … [Read More]

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‘A Moment at EAC’, a New Video for Giving Tuesday 2022

Eastport Arts Center presents this brief video peek at our range of offerings for the occasion of #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is a global day of giving fueled by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities all over the world. A #GivingTuesday gift at any level allows us … [Read More]

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Generous Donations to Boost EAC’s Annual Festival of Trees

Eastport Arts Center is thrilled to announce companion offerings to our 13th annual Festival of Trees, which will be held from 4:30-5:30 pm, Saturday, December 10, at the Center. The event will feature a ticket raffle of gift-worthy items in addition to the ‘main event’ of lovingly decorated tabletop … [Read More]

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Stage East to Mount Classic American Drama in Downtown Eastport Storefront

Stage East adventures beyond the Eastport Arts Center with its next production, The Glass Menagerie. The company will make use of the storefront space at 34 Water Street in Eastport, just across from the Waco Diner, to stage the classic American drama by Tennessee Williams. Stage East veterans Jenie Smith (Amanda) … [Read More]

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EAC’s Holiday Market to Offer Artful Shopping; Young Vendors to Share Nature-Themed Works

Eastport Arts Center will host the 10th Annual Holiday Market from 10 am to 2 pm, Saturday, November 26.  Shoppers will enjoy the congenial gathering, with appealing goods of all kinds to tempt the prospective gift-giver. Vendors will be on hand with fine artwork, crafts, jewelry, fiber art, goods … [Read More]

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Two Shows and a Table from Eastport Gallery

This winter you can view work from Eastport Gallery artists at the Eastport Arts Center in person. Washington Street Gallery, downstairs at the Arts Center, is open during special events, by chance or by appointment. The Eastport Gallery is a constituent of the Eastport Arts Center.  You can also … [Read More]

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Ornament Makers Greeted the Season with Shells Aplenty and Paintbrushes Aloft!

Ann Cannizzaro and Fran McLean led EAC’s annual Ornament Making Workshop on November 6 at the Arts Center. A full house of 15 participants included a family of mother, sister, daughter and grandmother from the Machias area and also participants visiting from Woodstock New Brunswick, Perry, Pembroke and Eastport. … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery Artists Showcased at the EAC

Eastport Gallery artists have their art on display at the Eastport Arts Center starting this week and continuing through spring. The Washington Street Gallery, downstairs at Eastport Arts Center, is open during EAC events, or by chance or appointment. Inquiries about viewing the show may be made to Meg Colbert … [Read More]

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Holiday Market at Capacity for Vendors; Gifts of All Kinds, Local Food to Be Offered

EAC’s 10th Annual Holiday Market will be held from 10 am to 2 pm, Saturday, November 26. In addition to a diverse array of artful gift items, the event will also feature refreshments for purchase by the Pie Ladies of Pembroke. “We’ll have a full house of art and … [Read More]

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