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, literary, 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 abides by State of Maine CDC COVID guidelines, revisiting our policy monthly. At this time, the use of masks in our building is optional. 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 Studio Visit with Gail McGlamery, Free Range Fiber Studio, Eastport, MaineGreg Biss plays Etude #3 by Philip Glass ART & … [Read More]

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Upcoming Events

Gentle Flow Yoga — CANCELED

Saturday, February 24 @ 8:30 am

PLEASE NOTE: Due to illness, both Zoom and in person class for February 24 is CANCELED. Katie Melancon’s Gentle Flow Yoga is offered Saturdays, 8:30-9:30 am, both at Eastport Arts Center, and online.This class is accessible to all students. As the session moves through a slow flow of postures, students’ … [Read More]

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EAC Sketchbook Project

Saturday, February 24 @ 10:30 am

Eastport Arts Center and Eastport Gallery are pleased to offer the EAC Sketchbook Project, a new immersive workshop series designed to ignite artists’ creativity and help build artistic community. Artist-led drawing sessions will be offered from 10:30-11:30 am Saturdays, February 3 to March 23, at the Arts Center. Those … [Read More]

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Writers Read

Saturday, February 24 @ 2:00 pm

All are invited to “Writers Read,” an open stage for creative writing, on Saturday, February 24, 2-4 pm, at Eastport Arts Center.  Writers of all kinds, whether seasoned wordsmiths or emerging talents, are invited to share their written work. The event aims to create an atmosphere of inspiration and connection … [Read More]

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Stage East Directing Workshop

Monday, February 26 @ 6:00 pm

Stage East will begin a new Directing Workshop on February 12; the group will meet every other week on Mondays through May 20, from 6-8:30 pm. Led by experienced director and longtime Stage East President Brian Schuth, the workshop aims to bring together people who are serious about learning … [Read More]

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Artful Conversations, a Weekly Zoom Group

Wednesday, February 28 @ 2:30 pm

A weekly Zoom meeting is offered for attendees to chat about art and artists; books and movies about art; art thieves and forgers; plus famous and infamous art happenings past and present. This is a free event. The group’s facilitator is Eastport Gallery member Jennifer Maffett; the group is … [Read More]

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KinderArts Music & Movement—Calais and Eastport Sessions Weekly

Thursday, February 29 @ 10:00 am

Eastport Arts Center’s KinderArts program meets weekly in two communities: Thursdays, 10-10:45 am at Sunrise Opportunities (the former Calais Congregational church), 21 Calais Avenue; and Fridays, 10-10:45 am at Eastport Arts Center. The free sessions, led by popular instructor Caroline Coleman, will feature music, movement and yoga, and are … [Read More]

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Meditation and Mindful Movement with Caroline Coleman

Friday, March 1 @ 11:00 am

All are invited to join instructor Caroline Coleman Fridays, starting January 19, for a rejuvenating one-hour session of Mindful Meditation and Movement, starting promptly at 11 am, at Eastport Arts Center. The holistic experience will include gentle movement and stretching, guided meditation, and a sound bath. Coleman’s curated sessions … [Read More]

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World & Contemporary Dance

Thursday, March 14 @ 4:00 pm

EAC’s World and Contemporary Dance Group will resume meetings on the second and fourth Thursday of each month, 4-5 pm, on December 14. The group enjoys learning modern and classic international dances from around the globe, including Pata Pata and Jerusalem, along with line dances. Providing both a great … [Read More]

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EAC News & Recent Activities

Writers Read Events Planned for February 24, March 23 and April 20

All are invited to “Writers Read,” an open stage for creative writing, on Saturday, February 24, 2-4 pm, at Eastport Arts Center.  Writers of all kinds, whether seasoned wordsmiths or emerging talents, are invited to share their written work. The event aims to create an atmosphere of inspiration and connection … [Read More]

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Local Theater Groups to Collaborate for February 25 Sunday Series Staged Reading

The Sunday Afternoons at the Arts Center series continues with a staged reading, “Five Short Comedies,” a collaborative effort of Stage East and the Lubec Campobello Community Theatre, on February 25 at 3 pm. The comedies all relate to the theme of our need to love and be understood, … [Read More]

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EAC’s Next Open Mic is March 8: Doors at 5:30 for Signups; Showtime at 6!

Eastport Arts Center’s popular Open Mic Night will be held Friday, March 8. Sign-ups for performers will be taken starting at 5:30 pm, and the show will run from 6-8 pm. A limited number of slots for performers with special needs will be reserved for sign up in advance, … [Read More]

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Harpsichord Hour, Passamaquoddy Language Talk Up Next for Sunday Series

The Sunday Afternoons at the Arts Center series continues on March 3 at 3 pm, when Gregory Biss presents the annual Harpsichord Hour. The program will feature the Center’s  single manual harpsichord which was built in Cambridge, MA in the 1960’s, modeled on an Italian instrument from the middle … [Read More]

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Zack Klyver’s Whale Talk Engaged a Large Audience

By Steven Koenig EAC’s February 11th Sunday Afternoon Series featured Zack Klyver, a Maine-based naturalist who has spent his career studying whales both locally and worldwide.  Klyver was raised in Eastport and graduated from Shead High School. He began his talk with stories of growing up in Eastport and … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery New Member Call: Feb 15 through Mar 15!

Eastport Gallery offers two types of memberships. Our traditional membership is based on a co-op model that depends on time and financial investments from its members while providing gallery space and promotion. In addition, there is also an opportunity to join as an online member. Membership responsibilities are reduced but through an … [Read More]

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EAC Sketchbook Project Continues, With March Exhibition in the Works

The EAC Sketchbook Project, which began February 3, originally intended to welcome new joiners through the end of February. However, all of the group’s sketchbooks have been put into circulation, with books distributed both to community patrons of a wide range of ages and students of the Cobscook, Edmunds, … [Read More]

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Youth Opera Seeking Cast Members

A totally Washington County show is coming! YOU CAN’T SIT HERE, a young people’s opera, is in production mode at Eastport Arts Center and opens in March, 2024.The setting is a classroom in a school in a town very like Eastport, Maine.  The stars are six Washington County students, … [Read More]

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Sunday Series Continues! Full Lineup is Here: Comic Plays to Washington County in 1881

The Sunday Afternoons at the Arts Center series, a winter offering of informal and interactive programs every Sunday at 3 pm at Eastport Arts Center, has announced a slate of diverse presentations to begin in January 2024. Events are as follows:January 7: Danny Holt, Nine Piano Sonatinas from the … [Read More]

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EAC Tickets Now Available Online!

Tickets for upcoming performances and films may now be purchased online, via this link. Please note that tickets for Stage East productions are being sold via their site. See you soon at the EAC!

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Retro Record Hop Was a Blast, In Photos from Five Attendees

EAC’s Groundhog’s Day Retro Record Hop was a hoot! Thanks to five photographers who caught some of the action for us to remember—Carrie Cobb, Meg Colbert, EAC Board member Jude Kempe, Lauren Koss and Melissa Newcomb. Thanks too to Paula Horvath and DJ Catherine J.S. Lee, both EAC Board … [Read More]

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Soctomah Presented Film and Talk about N’tolonapemk Village

by Catherine J.S. LeeAs part of the Sunday Afternoons at the Eastport Arts Center series, on Sunday, February 4th, Passamaquoddy historic preservation officer and beloved tribal elder Donald Soctomah spoke to a large audience about the 10,000-year-old site of the Passamaquoddy village of N’tolonapemk, now known as Meddybemps and … [Read More]

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Passionate, Wide-Ranging Recital a Sunday Series Highlight

By Brian SchuthThe audience who braved the threat of oncoming weather to attend Danny Holt’s piano recital for the Sunday Series were rewarded with a program of intriguing, even surprising works, all of which bore the title “Sonatina.”Holt is “newly local” to us; previously based primarily in southern California, … [Read More]

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French Presented Photos for EAC Sunday Series Crowd

By Catherine J.S. Lee Beloved local newspaper owner/publisher/editor Edward French of The Quoddy Tides presented “People and Place: 40 Years of Quoddy Tides Photographs” to a capacity crowd at the Eastport Arts Center (EAC) on Sunday, January 14th, as part of the Sunday Afternoons at the Arts Center Series. … [Read More]

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Writer’s Exploration of ‘Meaning-Making and Metaphor’ Bookended Engaging Readings

By Margie WhalenA capacity crowd of about 40 people gathered on Sunday, January 21, to hear Penny Guisinger’s engaging discussion of creative nonfiction and her memoir, SHIFT: A Memoir of Identity and Other Illusions. Guisinger, who went to local schools and now lives in Trescott, was known to many … [Read More]

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