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

Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra Fall Concerts

Friday, December 2 @ 7:00 pm

The Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra (PBSO) is delighted to announce its three upcoming fall performances: Friday, December 2 at 7 pm at the Eastport Arts Center in Eastport; Saturday, December 3 at 3 pm at the Centre Street Congregational Church in Machias; and Sunday, December 4 at 2 pm … [Read More]

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Stage East’s ‘The Glass Menagerie’

Friday, December 2 @ 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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Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra Fall Concerts

Saturday, December 3 @ 3:00 pm

The Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra (PBSO) is delighted to announce its three upcoming fall performances: Friday, December 2 at 7 pm at the Eastport Arts Center in Eastport; Saturday, December 3 at 3 pm at the Centre Street Congregational Church in Machias; and Sunday, December 4 at 2 pm … [Read More]

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Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra Fall Concerts

Sunday, December 4 @ 2:00 pm

The Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra (PBSO) is delighted to announce its three upcoming fall performances: Friday, December 2 at 7 pm at the Eastport Arts Center in Eastport; Saturday, December 3 at 3 pm at the Centre Street Congregational Church in Machias; and Sunday, December 4 at 2 pm … [Read More]

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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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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

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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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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‘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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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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PBSO Fall Performances Planned for Eastport, Machias and Calais

The Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra (PBSO) is delighted to announce its three upcoming fall performances: Friday, December 2 at 7 pm at the Eastport Arts Center in Eastport; Saturday, December 3 at 3 pm at the Centre Street Congregational Church in Machias; and Sunday, December 4 at 2 pm … [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 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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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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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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Quoddy Voices’ Latest Celebrates Music as a Refuge; Features Little-Known Composer

Quoddy Voices will present the collection of music they’ve learned together since September this weekend, with ‘A Harvest of Song’ on Friday, November 18 at 7 pm, and Sunday, November 20, at 3 pm. The program is both a joyful celebration of the harvest season, and a tribute to … [Read More]

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Decorations Wanted! Festival of Trees is Just ‘Round the Corner

As this young EAC patron might be wondering, “When is someone going to decorate this tree?” Those eager for an eyeful of seasonal cheer may console themselves, because the 13th Annual Festival of Trees, a festive fundraiser for Eastport Arts Center’s year-round programming, is just around the corner on … [Read More]

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‘Poster Putter-Uppers’ Pound Pavement, County-Wide, with EAC Publicity Materials

EAC would like to extend thanks to volunteers Mary Anderson, Jenny Gillies and Rosalie Woodward, who have been hard at work this week putting up posters for Arts Center events despite fearsome winds and a dip into colder temperatures. Woodward wrote, after tackling downtown Lubec, and prior to an … [Read More]

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EAC’s Online Auction Runs Through Nov. 18; See the Items in Our New Auction Video!

Eastport Arts Center is excited to present a fundraising online auction of furniture belonging to our good friend and benefactor, the late Jean Wilhelm. Jean generously willed her estate to the Arts Center, including these fine antique pieces which we are offering through an online auction starting November 4 … [Read More]

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