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.

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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

Quoddy Voices Resumes for Spring Season

Monday, March 8 @ 7:00 pm

Quoddy Voices community chorus begins its Spring virtual season on Monday, March 8, with weekly get togethers and rehearsals via the Zoom platform. Singers will work on learning some beautiful new choral pieces and those who wish can participate in the creation of a few virtual choir videos. These involve … [Read More]

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Portrait Drawing Group

Wednesday, March 10 @ 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: Theatre of the Absurd

Wednesday, March 10 @ 7:00 pm

Play by Play is a free theatre appreciation course offered by Stage East that builds participants’ abilities to analyze and thoughtfully discuss plays through in-class readings and discussion as well as helpful study guides.  This session’s focus is Theatre of the Absurd. Alongside facilitator, Mark Macey, participants will chart … [Read More]

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Friday in the Studio

Friday, March 12 @ 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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Mindfulness & Yoga with Lilli

Friday, March 12 @ 9:00 am

Lilli Danae, RYT, has added a second weekly session of her Mindfulness & Yoga Zoom class, from 9-10 am Fridays. For more information or to join the class, please contact Lilli at lillireally@gmail.com. 

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Workshop: Needle Felted Landscapes

Saturday, March 20 @ 1:00 pm

EAC’s latest online workshop will include a thorough introduction to the techniques of needle felting with fiber artist Paula Farrar of Done Roving Yarns; participants will create a landcape image and/or a sunflower. Geared for students ages 12 and up, the class will cover color blending, use of the … [Read More]

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EAC News & Recent Activities

Covid Creations Online Exhibition Unveiled

The much anticipated Covid Creations exhibition, a project of EAC’s Washington Street Gallery, has arrived! Please click here to visit the show. “Being laid off shook my habit of returning to the same few locations. They satisfied me plenty, but exploring was no longer a “waste” of precious painting … [Read More]

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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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Quoddy Voices Director Chats with EAC Video About Virtual Choir Project

EAC Video was happy to catch up with Quoddy Voices’ director, John Newell, in a discussion about the hows and whys of virtual choirs, and the particulars of his own work with the community chorus, both during the initial virtual season last fall, and as planned for the upcoming … [Read More]

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Gallery Revisits Ostrander in ‘Artist to Artist’ Video Series

Eastport Gallery’s Artist to Artist video series continues with a more indepth interview with member artist and one of the original founders of Eastport Gallery, Elizabeth Ostrander. In Part II Elizabeth tells us more about her life, becoming an artist and some of the events and influences that have … [Read More]

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Lifelong Fiber Enthusiast to Teach Needle Felting Workshop

Next in EAC’s popular online workshop series is Needle Felted Landscapes with Paula Farrar. The class will take place via Zoom, 1-3 pm on Saturday, March 20, and will include a thorough introduction to the techniques of needle felting; participants will create a landcape image and/or a sunflower. Geared … [Read More]

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern in the Queue for Play by Play

Play by Play, Stage East’s theater appreciation course, continues on March 10 at 7 pm. The class, which focuses on the Theatre of the Absurd, has over a dozen members that have met weekly since the first session on February 17. Thus far, they’ve read and discussed the work … [Read More]

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Quoddy Voices Announce Plans for Spring Season

Quoddy Voices community chorus begins its Spring virtual season on Monday, March 8, with weekly get togethers and rehearsals via the Zoom platform. Special guest instructor for several sessions will be soprano Mary Sullivan, who will work with the group on vocal care and technique. Ms. Sullivan has appeared as a … [Read More]

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International Dinner Traditions Recalled in Video

In honor of EAC’s International Dinner we take a look back at what makes this event so special. You’ll hear memories of the annual feast from EAC Director Chris Grannis, her husband and Keltic Schmeltic band member Steve Grannis, and Nancy Asante, whose dish Rice Adamiatifi is an International … [Read More]

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Arts Campers and Creations Captured in Video Recap

EAC’s annual school break week Arts Camp was a colorful February highlight with an eager group of students aged 6 to 12 working via Zoom on a menagerie of paper-craft reptiles. Instructors Sara Myrick and Ann Cannizzaro, both full-time educators in Washington County, shared their school break time with … [Read More]

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Needle-felted Landscapes Next for Workshop Series!

Paula Farrar of Done Roving Farms will teach EAC’s next online workshop—Needle-felted Landscapes! The class will take place via Zoom on Saturday, March 20 from 1-3 pm, and include an introduction to needle felting, color-blending techniques, and landscape design pointers for participants to create felt ‘paintings.’ Local participants may … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery Features Member Artist Helena Bosse

This week’s featured Eastport Gallery artist is Helena Bosse, specializing in landscapes in watercolor and oil. “You will see I love to paint Maine landscapes, seascapes, and floral gardens with occasional figures within them. Living in Maine most of my life has given me the opportunity to enjoy all these vistas … [Read More]

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February’s Draw-a-Thon: Seals, ‘Mash-up Charms’ and a Musical Portrait

This month’s Draw-a-Thon—offered Saturday, February 27 at 7:30 pm—takes an ‘in the studio’ theme, starting with Brice Garrett and his ‘Mash-Up Charms’ for a 20-minute hand pose. Brice is a New York-based artist who creates wearables, sculptures, installations, and participatory projects; he recently had a residency at StudioWorks in … [Read More]

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Stage East’s Absurdist Theater Course Continues

Play by Play, Stage East’s theater appreciation course, continues on March 3 at 7 pm. The class, which focuses on the Theatre of the Absurd, has over a dozen members that have met weekly since the first session on February 17. Thus far, they’ve read and discussed the work … [Read More]

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Weber and Her Recipes a Highlight of Past International Dinners

Since her passing in April 2020, the EAC community has deeply felt the loss of Joyce Weber. “We will all miss her for the rest of our lives,” wrote Heidi Reidell, responding to a group of past International Dinner photos shared on Facebook by Robin Farrin. “What an example … [Read More]

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Kraut Makers Brine it Up

Anne Shields Hopkins taught a Sensational Sauerkraut workshop for EAC last month, providing detailed instructions, troubleshooting and an easy-to-follow pdf pamphlet for students. Washington County participants were joined by interested chefs from Canada, Vermont,  Pennsylvania and North Carolina to learn the wonders of fermentation.  From our past experiences with … [Read More]

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‘In the Studio’ Lineup Includes Dancer, Series Leader, Feminist

Friday In the Studio, a weekly online event hosted by Anne Shields Hopkins, continues with diverse presenters. The next three featured artists are below. Learn more about Friday in the Studio here. 2/19/21: Kessie Smith-Marengo, Addison, Maine in Passamaquoddy Territory.Kessie is a dancer, activist and student. She brings a bright light and sparkling grace … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery Extends Heartfelt Thanks

Eastport Gallery extends heartfelt thanks to everyone who made the first “Hearts for the Arts” celebration a success: Participating Artists:Mary Anderson, Nia Aretakis, Sherry Ashby, Anne Black, Beverly Bley, mARTha Bloom, Helena Bosse, Manuela Brice, Treena Brunelle, Ann Cannizzaro, Joanne Carney, Alice Chen, Vittoria Chierici, Cherie Aarts Coley, Lilli … [Read More]

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