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.

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 and COVID-19

The EAC Board has determined that the Arts Center building will remain closed to the public during the continuing COVID-19 crisis, until such time as we find that it is safe to resume sponsoring regular social gatherings that our patrons will feel safe attending. In the meanwhile, we will … [Read More]

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Upcoming Events

Friday in the Studio

Friday, November 27 @ 9:00 am

Zoom in for In The Studio every Friday morning. In the Studio is a time for visiting, exploring and discussing the creative process. Each week an featured artist/creative shares their studio/screen with us and a lighthearted and sincere question and answer ensues.“We always have an enthusiastic audience. We explore, question and imagine … [Read More]

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Gentle Flow Yoga with Katie

Saturday, November 28 @ 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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Draw-a-Thon

Saturday, November 28 @ 7:30 pm

EAC’s monthly Draw-a-Thon, a virtual program co-hosted by Anne Shields Hopkins, EAC’s life drawing workshop organizer, and Mark Macey, EAC and Stage East’s Island Institute Fellow, is offered on the last Saturday of each month, from 7:30-9:30. All are welcome to participate in the “pay if you are able … [Read More]

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Festival of Ornaments, Part One: Tassel Tree Garland with Sara Myrick

Sunday, November 29 @ 2:00 pm

EAC’s ‘Festival of Ornaments,’ a trio of Zoom-based workshops for all ages, is being offered in the spirit of the center’s annual Festival of Trees, with deluxe materials kits available for participants, or detailed information available for those who’ll use their own materials from home.* First in the series will … [Read More]

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Mindfulness & Yoga with Lilli

Tuesday, December 1 @ 8:30 am

Lilli Danae, RYT, will offer her usual Tuesday morning class—Mindfulness & Yoga—via Zoom, from 8:30 to 9:45 am. For more information or to join the class, please contact Lilli at lillireally@gmail.com. 

Events

Downeast Digital Zine Club

Wednesday, December 2 @ 3:30 pm

EAC is proud to announce the launch of Downeast Digital Zine Club, a program for Washington County teenagers that focuses on the production of a monthly publication. Young artists of all disciplines and skill levels are encouraged to participate. The club meets via Zoom with instructor, Mark Macey, Wednesdays … [Read More]

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Portrait Drawing Group

Wednesday, December 2 @ 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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Stage East’s Play by Play 2.0

Thursday, December 3 @ 7:00 pm

Stage East is happy to announce its recently retooled play reading series, Play by Play 2.0. During the months of November and December, the public is encouraged join Stage East in reading work from the list of most produced plays in the 2019-2020 U.S. season. Readings will begin at … [Read More]

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EAC News & Recent Activities

What to Watch? Start with this list by EAC Video

Whether brand new or ‘from the vault’ we present here a collection of videos for your enjoyment—musical offerings, studio visits, Stage East’s Life in Washington County collection, past EAC performers and more. Stay tuned as we add more, and please also subscribe to EAC’s YouTube channel.

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Register Now! Online ‘Festival of Ornaments’ Starts Sunday

EAC’s ‘Festival of Ornaments,’ a trio of Zoom-based workshops for all ages, is being offered in the spirit of the center’s annual Festival of Trees, with deluxe materials kits available for participants, or detailed information available for those who’ll use their own materials from home.* Registration deadline for each session … [Read More]

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Give the Gift of Original Art from Eastport

Eastport Gallery’s Holiday Market is open online with something for everyone: greeting cards, posters, limited edition prints and small original works, all priced for gift giving, and shipping is available. Give the gift of original art from Eastport! The Eastport Gallery is a 20 member co-op, historically operated only … [Read More]

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Saturday’s Draw-a-Thon Boasts Mixed Slate of Original Performances

Cohosts Anne Shields Hopkins and Mark Macey are excited to host another Draw-a-thon on Saturday, November 28 at 7 pm. “Join us with a slice of pie as we create together once again,” says Anne. “We will start with a song release by Rafi Hopkins’ Sibling Band: Oh Boy … [Read More]

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‘In the Studio’ Visits Texan Artist

On Friday the 13th of November 2020, EAC’s ‘In the Studio,’ a Friday morning Zoom group, joined Laura K. Alger-Barkley in her home studio. Laura studied at Pratt Institute and Vermont College of Fine Art. Laura grew up in New England and is now a resident of Austin, TX. … [Read More]

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Next Thursday with Stage East: ‘Heart-wrenching, hilarious …’

Stage East’s series of most-produced plays continues on December 3rd at 7 pm with Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan.   The play, which has enjoyed a stellar run off-broadway, was produced ten times during the 19-20 U.S. season. Productions have been nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award, a Drama Desk, … [Read More]

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Play Reading Series a Success

Play by play, Stage East’s theatre class and play reading series, has enjoyed a healthy attendance since its retooling in early November. The offering focuses on reading the most-produced plays of the 19-20 season over Zoom.   The class is also an effort to get the public in touch with … [Read More]

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Quoddy Voices’ New Release: “Turn! Turn! Turn!”

Quoddy Voices, who have been in ‘virtual’ session since September, release their second collaborative video this week. As with their previous release, the singers learned their parts with director John Newell via Zoom, then submitted recordings for his assembly and editing. Newell credits the choice of “Turn! Turn! Turn!” … [Read More]

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Zine Club Continues (with Two New Videos!)

Downeast Digital Zine Club continues into the winter months. This program for Washington County teenagers focuses on showcasing local youth’s talents through a monthly digital publication. Young artists of all disciplines and skill levels are encouraged to participate. The club meets via Zoom with instructor Mark Macey, Wednesdays from … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery’s Online Holiday Market Opens November 20

From stocking stuffers to statement pieces, the members of the Eastport Gallery have created an online market just in time for the holiday gift-giving season. Joan Lowden, gallery president, says, “Our virtual gallery has something for everyone, from greeting card sets to limited edition prints to small original works, … [Read More]

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Youth Bandana Show to Benefit Eastport Schools’ Art Program

The Eastport Gallery, Eastport ArtWalk and Eastport Elementary School are proud to present a youth bandana clothesline show and online silent auction to benefit the Eastport Schools art program.Art teacher Sara Myrick said that the participants, from 3rd to 8th grades, loved the project and are excited for the … [Read More]

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All Hands On Deck for Fingerprint Art, Our New Craft Along

Fingerprint Art is the latest from EAC Video’s Craft Along series, a project of Eastport Arts Center’s KinderArts program. The video workshops, accessible to all via our site and YouTube channel, are geared towards children ages 3 to 8, but fun for all ages to try. Materials kits are … [Read More]

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‘Festival of Ornaments’ Workshop Trio Planned

In place of the beloved annual Festival of Trees, Eastport Arts Center will this year offer a trio of online ornament-making workshops. All are invited to participate in one or all three of the Zoom-based sessions in which popular EAC instructors Sara Myrick, Ann Cannizzaro and Sue Riddle will … [Read More]

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‘Atomic Girl Power’ ‘Incandescent’ at Stage East’s Next Zoom

Stage East’s series of most-produced plays continues on November 19 at 7 pm with The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe.  The play, which premiered off-Broadway, won the Relentless Award from the American Playwriting Foundation, an Obie Award for Ensemble Work, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.  In reviewing … [Read More]

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Weekly ‘In the Studio’ Engages Creatives in Maine, Texas and New York

EAC’s In The Studio, a Friday morning Zoom meetup, has been building community for artists around the state and beyond, and looks forward to a lively schedule of featured visitors. “Each week, we check in with a creative person, look at their work and have a lively Q&A,” notes … [Read More]

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‘Covid Creations’ Submission Deadline is November 15!

Eastport Arts Center’s Washington Street Gallery has announced an upcoming open virtual exhibition, ‘Covid Creations’ to be presented via the center’s site with a December 10 opening. Organizers would like to ask artists of the EAC community, near and far, “What have you created during the Covid-19 pandemic?” Submissions … [Read More]

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