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 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.

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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

Kenny Harris: Envisivivarium at Washington Street Gallery

Thursday, June 1 @ 8:00 am

Eastport Arts Center’s Washington Street Gallery will host Envisivivarium, an exhibition by Kenny Harris, from May 15-June 30. Harris’ works examine the cultural and psychological connectivity of mythology through whimsical, graphic, and figurative forms. An amalgamation of the words “envision” and “vivarium” (a collection of living beings for the … [Read More]

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Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra’s Finale Fantastique—Eastport Performance

Friday, June 2 @ 7:00 pm

The Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra will present its Spring Concert Series—Finale Fantastique—on Friday, June 2 at Eastport Arts Center (7:00 p.m.), Saturday, June 3 at Centre Street Congregational Church in Machias (3:00 p.m.), and Sunday, June 4 at Sunrise Opportunities in Calais (3:00 p.m.). The program features Phillip Silver … [Read More]

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Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra—Machias Performance

Saturday, June 3 @ 3:00 pm

The Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra will present its Spring Concert Series—Finale Fantastique—on Friday, June 2 at Eastport Arts Center (7:00 p.m.), Saturday, June 3 at Centre Street Congregational Church in Machias (3:00 p.m.), and Sunday, June 4 at Sunrise Opportunities in Calais (3:00 p.m.). The program features Phillip Silver … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery Season Opening Reception

Saturday, June 3 @ 5:00 pm

Eastport Gallery is excited to invite one and all to an opening reception for the season, 5-7 pm on Saturday, June 3!  The Gallery will be celebrating a fresh collection of local art from member artists, as well as showing off all the talent the Eastport area has to … [Read More]

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Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra—Calais Performance

Sunday, June 4 @ 3:00 pm

The Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra will present its Spring Concert Series—Finale Fantastique—on Friday, June 2 at Eastport Arts Center (7:00 p.m.), Saturday, June 3 at Centre Street Congregational Church in Machias (3:00 p.m.), and Sunday, June 4 at Sunrise Opportunities in Calais (3:00 p.m.). The program features Phillip Silver … [Read More]

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Ecstatic Dance

Tuesday, June 6 @ 5:00 pm

Eastport Arts Center’s Ecstatic Dance group has resumed, and meets most Tuesdays, weather permitting, 5-6 pm, at the Center*. Offering a comfortable space in which attendees can dance to release stress, not to impress, the sessions feature expertly curated musical playlists. Attendees should wear clothing that allows free movement, … [Read More]

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World Dance

Thursday, June 8 @ 4:00 pm

Eastport Arts Center is pleased to announce a new class, World Dance, to meet on the second and fourth Thursday of each month, 4-5 pm, beginning April 13. The group will learn modern and classic international dances from around the globe, including Pata Pata and Jerusalem, along with line … [Read More]

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Workshop: Exploring Collage with JoAnne Houlsen and Deb Jellison

Friday, June 9 @ 4:00 pm

Eastport Arts Center will host ‘Exploring Collage’ with instructors JoAnne Houlsen and Deb Jellison, beginning Friday, June 9, 4-7 pm, and continuing Saturday, June 10, 10 am-3 pm. The workshop, geared for older teens and adults, will allow participants plenty of playful time for experimentation. At the initial session, … [Read More]

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EAC News & Recent Activities

This Weekend! PBSO to Present ‘Finale Fantastique’ June 2, 3 & 4, in Three Towns

The Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra will present its Spring Concert Series—Finale Fantastique—on Friday, June 2 at Eastport Arts Center (7:00 p.m.), Saturday, June 3 at Centre Street Congregational Church in Machias (3:00 p.m.), and Sunday, June 4 at Sunrise Opportunities in Calais (3:00 p.m.). The program features Phillip Silver … [Read More]

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Arts Center Kicks Off ‘Open Sessions’—Four New Drop-in Programs, Free for Youth

Eastport Arts Center is pleased to announce Open Sessions, a new group of programs designed to engage community members with casual, drop-in offerings for all interests. Four ‘club’-style meet-ups—a cosplay (costume play) circle; an art history and theory group; a game session; and an open gathering or artists to … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery Opens for the Season on June 2; Opening Reception is June 3!

Artists from near and far are participating in Eastport Gallery’s Annual Community Show. The Community Show runs from June 2 to June 17 in the Water Street Gallery and from June 2 to July 17 online.  The work showcased in the Gallery can also be viewed online, along with … [Read More]

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Award-winning Local Author to Teach Workshop for Writers on June 17

Eastport Arts Center will present ‘So You’ve Written a First Draft: Now What?’, a workshop about the revision process with author Catherine J.S. Lee on June 17, 1-4 pm. Lee will guide participants in the process of editing their stories, personal essays and creative nonfiction to make them shine. … [Read More]

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Stage East’s Summer Comedy Riffs on Small-town Life

Popcorn Falls by James Hindman tells the story of a small American town facing economic disaster after a neighboring town’s dam dries up their famed waterfall. The mayor alongside the town hall’s trusty custodian must rally the townspeople together to put on a play in order to save their … [Read More]

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EAC’s Concert Series Lineup Announced

Eastport Arts Center’s Concert Series has announced a lineup of diverse performances for the Center’s main stage this summer. Organizers have dubbed 2023 the Year of the Cello due to an abundance of participating musicians who specialize in that instrument. Concerts are held on Fridays at 7 pm, unless … [Read More]

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EAC’s Next Workshop—June 9 & 10—is ‘Exploring Collage’ with JoAnne Houlsen & Deb Jellison

Eastport Arts Center will host ‘Exploring Collage’ with instructors JoAnne Houlsen and Deb Jellison, beginning Friday, June 9, 4-7 pm, and continuing Saturday, June 10, 10 am-3 pm. The workshop, geared for older teens and adults, will allow participants plenty of playful time for experimentation. At the initial session, … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery Invites All to Meet the Artists at Opening Reception

Eastport Gallery is excited to invite one and all to an opening reception for the season, 5-7 pm on Saturday, June 3!  The Gallery will be celebrating a fresh collection of local art from member artists, as well as showing off all the talent the Eastport area has to … [Read More]

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207 Show Features Shead High’s Outstanding Jazz Quartet—See the Video Here!

Shead High School’s award winning Jazz Quartet (first place in Maine, 2nd place in the nation!)—Antonio Vizcarrondo, Kieran Weston, Nate Tardif, and Ellis Zipperer-Sánchez, along with their Director Robert Sánchez and Shead High School Principal Paul Theriault, are featured in a special episode of the 207 news show which … [Read More]

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Quoddy Voices’ ‘Here in Maine’ Concerts a Delight; Retiring Director Honored at Reception

John Newell, hard-working steward of the Quoddy Voices community chorus, retired from his role as Director after the group’s spring concerts on May 19 and 21. Nearly 150 attended the weekend performances, which included diverse musical material, all related to the state of Maine: Shaker tunes, shanties, Native American … [Read More]

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Farn-Guillette’s Workshop Included Sculpting, Glazing and Raku Firing Sessions, Video is Here!

Eastport Gallery artists—on fire with creativity! Marlys Farn-Guillette recently completed the third stage of her three-part workshop. On day one in her fully-booked class, held April 1, 2023, students stretched their creative wings in many directions as they created unique clay tiles of all sorts and sizes. Marlys’ selection of … [Read More]

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EAC’s Next Open Mic is Slated for May 26; April Photo Gallery is Here

Eastport Arts Center’s next Open Mic will be held Friday, May 26 from 6-8 pm. The event, which has run monthly since January, has grown steadily, and each evening is a lively mix of 10-minute music and spoken word acts, with always some surprises. An array of snacks and … [Read More]

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Artist’s Reception with Kenny Harris Slated for May 27 at Washington Street Gallery

Envisivivarium, an exhibition by Kenny Harris, is on view at Eastport Arts Center’s Washington Street Gallery through June 25. All are welcome to attend a reception with the artist on Saturday, May 27, 2-4 pm. Harris’ works examine the cultural and psychological connectivity of mythology through whimsical, graphic, and … [Read More]

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Sneak Peek! Eastport Gallery’s Annual Community Show Opens in One Week

Artists from near and far are gathering to participate in Eastport Gallery’s Annual Community Show. Every year the Gallery kicks off the season with a Community Show as well as an all-new Member Show. This year it looks like we’ll have a nice number of artists represented in the … [Read More]

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Prince Edward Island Musicians Headed to EAC on May 28!—Video Sneak Peek is Here!

As part of a New England spring tour spanning Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine, fiddler Cynthia MacLeod and vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Gordon Belsher will appear at Eastport Arts Center Sunday, May 28 at 7 pm. The Prince Edward Island-based musicians are known for their musical chemistry and generous energy on … [Read More]

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