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: EAC has opened for safe gatherings in accordance with CDC guidelines, while continuing to offer an array of online opportunities for connection and expression. Check out upcoming and past projects here, or sign up to receive our weekly email newsletter.
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Whether brand new or ‘from the vault’ we present here a collection of videos for your enjoyment, including: Musical offerings:Quoddy Voices Virtual Choir pieces and other videosPassamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra ‘Get to Know Us’ seriesEAC Concert Series’ Virtual Concert & Keyboard Talk and Eastport Gallery’s ‘Music on the Deck’ … [Read More]
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—email@example.com—for information about how to participate.
Pre-pandemic, Anne Shields Hopkins hosted weekly life drawing sessions at EAC. When Covid hit, the group moved their drawing sessions to a Zoom room, meeting weekly to draw or paint each other, whether near or far and regardless of time zone. At the online event, artists take turns posing … [Read More]
Eastport Arts Center is pleased to host the 7th annual Student Art Exhibit, featuring works created by students of the following schools: Beatrice Rafferty Elementary, Ellen Nicholas, instructor; Eastport Elementary and Shead High School, Sara Myrick, instructor; Edmunds Consolidated School, Melanie Tardiff, instructor; Elm Street Elementary, Lisa Bartlett, instructor; … [Read More]
The Canned Sardine, Stage East’s storytelling event, provided a stage for more than a dozen tale-tellers this past summer. The story slam, which coincided with Eastport ArtWalk’s Passport Weekends, included stories of six shooters in the Wild West, Greyhound rides from Maine to San Francisco, a wife-stealing dog, the … [Read More]
Moose Island Mischief, Eastport Art Center’s original podcast program, is set to premiere this October. The podcast includes interviews and performances by Maine artists as well as satirical advertisements and news segments. In the premiere episode, Penny Guisinger reads a selection from her short story, Galton Whistle; Emma Page plays … [Read More]
Popular EAC instructor Sara Myrick will lead a workshop from 1:30-3:30 pm, Saturday, October 16, on creating Halloween-themed shadow boxes or vignette trays. The event is planned for all ages; participants are asked to wear masks, and each family ‘bubble’ or group will have their own work station. Please … [Read More]
Member artist Anne Black’s solo show “Flights of Fancy” is open now through October 3 at Eastport Gallery, 109 Water Street. Anne will be at the Gallery on Saturday, September 25 and Saturday, October 2, from 11 am to 5 pm each day, to meet visitors. She welcomes questions about her art, inspiration and … [Read More]
EAC’s Children’s Theater Workshop will offer a fall session beginning Saturday, October 16, and continuing through December 11, from 10-11:30 am each week. Co-leaders Mark Macey and Lauren “L.” Elwood will work with participants to craft performances and learn the ins and outs of stagecraft. This time around, the … [Read More]
Immediately following an end-of-summer squall, ‘Shead Ahead’, a quartet comprised of two father/son pairs, kicked off Eastport Pirate Festival celebrations with a high energy set of jazz, funk and rock tunes. The fathers are Robert Sánchez, guitar, and Heron Weston, bass. Sons are Kieran Weston, drums, age 15, and … [Read More]
Popular EAC workshop instructor Sue Riddle guided students through a clever process of decoupaging on scallop shells at an August 10 session, part of EAC’s Summer Workshop Series. Riddle, who had scavenged the shells on a beach near her home, showed participants how to turn the rough-looking objects into … [Read More]
Eastport Arts Center hosted a festive dinner on August 19 for the teachers and presenters of a 2-day workshop on incorporating drama into the English and Language Arts curriculum, sponsored by the Maine Alliance for Arts Education. Much to the delight of the participants, the dinner included a special comic … [Read More]
The Eastport Arts Center is planning a memorial auction of works by Joyce Weber, to serve also as a space to memorialize Weber, one of Eastport’s most influential and treasured artists. Over two dozen works bequeathed to the Center will be on the auction block. Weber was instrumental in … [Read More]
EAC’s inaugural summer session of Children’s Theater Workshop provided participants from near and far with introductory theater training and plenty of fun. The program, which ran in July and August, was led by new EAC hire Mark Macey, who recently concluded service with the center through the Island Institute, … [Read More]
The Paint Eastport 2021 silent auction is open now through September 12th. Beautiful works by community members are on display at the Eastport Gallery at 109 Water Street, open daily from 11 am to 5 pm. View and bid online at: facebook.com/eastportauction Paint Eastport 2021 is dedicated to beloved local artist … [Read More]
This year’s Paint Eastport event is dedicated to David Orrell (1934-2021). For years the Eastport Gallery community has celebrated the charm of Eastport through Paint Eastport Day. This year we have expanded the experience to 2 weeks including a silent auction booth at the Salmon and Seafood Festival on September 5, … [Read More]
EAC will host a Poetry & Pie night on Friday, September 3 at 7 pm. The event will feature delicious hand pies—blueberry, raspberry and cherry—made that morning by the Pie Ladies of Pembroke and an open mic setting for sharing poetry with the gathering, whether your own original work … [Read More]
EAC’s Summer Workshop Series concluded on August 17, with Joan Lowden’s introduction to the techniques of photo-encaustic painting. Joan, a musician, explained to attendees that she finds this medium similar to jazz. “You start with a plan, but the hot wax has a plan of its own. The art … [Read More]
Eastport Arts Center’s Board now boasts three new members: Helen Swallow, Lisa Sarish and Kieran Weston. Swallow is a founding member of Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra and producer of Music for Children projects including Peter and the Wolf, Hansel and Gretel, Brundibár and a current opera in production. Helen … [Read More]