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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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? Find our back catalogue here

Whether brand new or ‘from the vault’ we present here a collection of videos for your enjoyment—musical offerings, including Quoddy Voices virtual choir pieces and Eastport Gallery’s ‘Music on the Deck’; PBSO’s ‘Get to Know Us’ series; KinderArts Craft along workshops; our Virtual Concert & Keyboard Talk; EAC Video’s … [Read More]

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Upcoming Events

Mindfulness & Yoga with Lilli

Friday, July 30 @ 9:00 am

Lilli Danaea, RYT, will offer a Friday morning class—Mindfulness & Yoga—via Zoom, from 9 to 10 am. Fee is by sliding scale; no one will be turned away for lack of funds. For more information or for the link to join the class, please contact Lilli at lillireally@gmail.com. 

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Haiku & Haiga Workshop with Catherine J.S. Lee

Friday, July 30 @ 1:30 pm

Please join internationally-published haiku poet and haiga artist Catherine J.S. Lee at Eastport Arts Center for a two-session workshop on writing haiku and creating photo-haiga (an image-plus-haiku art form). Participants will learn some haiku basics and will practice them at the workshop and between the sessions, which will be … [Read More]

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Gentle Flow Yoga with Katie

Saturday, July 31 @ 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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Summer Workshop Series: Sourdough with Reuben Grannis

Tuesday, August 3 @ 1:30 pm

Next in the queue for Eastport Arts Center’s Summer Workshop Series is Sourdough Bread with Reuben Grannis, 1:30-3:30 pm, Tuesday, August 3. Reuben, grown son of Steve Grannis who has taught bread baking several times past at EAC, will teach the basics of making a no-knead sourdough bread, and … [Read More]

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The Concert Series presents: Trond Saeverud, violin & Gregory Biss, piano

Friday, August 6 @ 7:00 pm

EAC’s Concert Series begins on Friday, August 6, at 7 pm, with Trond Saeverud, violin, and Gregory Biss, piano, performing a program of Beethoven, Brahms, Saeverud and Biss.  The series will continue each Friday in August, including a Plucked Strings Recital by Mo Nichols, harp, and Tim Pence, guitar, … [Read More]

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Summer Workshop Series: Decoupage Shell Dishes with Sue Riddle

Tuesday, August 10 @ 1:30 pm

Eastport Arts Center’s Summer Workshop Series continues August 10 with Sue Riddle’s Decoupage Shell Craft, 1:30-3:30 pm. Participants will use decoupage techniques on scallop shells to create one-of-a-kind dishes for holding small treasures (such as jewelry, while one bathes or cleans). Decoupage is a time-honored art form in which … [Read More]

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EAC News & Recent Activities

Washington Street Gallery’s Annual Youth Art Exhibition

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]

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Video Sneak Peek! Concert Series Kicks Off August 6

EAC’s Concert Series begins on Friday, August 6, at 7 pm, with Trond Saeverud, violin, and Gregory Biss, piano, performing a program of Beethoven, Brahms, Saeverud and Biss. Biss was born in Illinois and educated in New England and Germany. He studied piano with Lionel Nowak and Nadia Reisenberg … [Read More]

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Kempe’s Multimedia Installation Opens August 1 at Eastport Gallery

Eastport Gallery member artist Jude Kempe’s show “Return Journey” opens at Eastport Gallery on Sunday, August 1, and will run through August 21.  This multimedia installation includes photographs, paintings, drawings and video.   Jude talks about her inspiration for this show: “Three years ago, after my stepmother died and I … [Read More]

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Arts Campers Explored Mask and Puppet Work from Both Sides

Eastport Arts Center’s Summer Arts Camp, held July 6-9, was a gathering of creative young minds, ripe with energetic ideas and spiced by lively theater activities. Each day began with instructor Ann Cannizzaro leading campers in a visual art project. Puppets—some as tall as the children—were made in every … [Read More]

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David Orrell Remembered with Memorial Reception July 31

The Eastport Gallery and Eastport Arts Center honor David Orrell, past gallery president and an innovative member of the gallery co-op for many, many years.  To view a photo gallery and listen to a 2019 radio interview please visit this tribute page: https://www.eastportgallery.com/davidorrell. There will be a memorial reception for … [Read More]

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Alt. Tropics: ‘Return Journey’ Glows in Kempe Installation

Artist Jude Kempe, whose multimedia installation, ‘Return Journey’ opens August 1 at Eastport Gallery, has provided for EAC site this video, which is included alongside photographs, paintings and drawings, and which will be viewable through the Gallery’s front windows through August 21. ‘Return Journey’ will be on view August … [Read More]

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Workshop Series Delights Driftwoodworkers, Silk Dyers and Budding Florists

EAC’s Summer Workshop Series, which began June 29, continues to attract enthusiastic groups of students for instruction of all types. The photo galleries below were taken at the July 20 Flower Arranging workshop with Hilda Lewis, the July 25 Silk Dyeing workshop with Susan Lehnen, and the July 13 … [Read More]

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Riddle to Teach Decoupage Technique for Workshop Series

Eastport Arts Center’s Summer Workshop Series continues August 10 with Sue Riddle’s Decoupage Shell Craft, 1:30-3:30 pm. Participants will use decoupage techniques on scallop shells to create one-of-a-kind dishes for holding small treasures (such as jewelry, while one bathes or cleans). Decoupage is a time-honored art form in which … [Read More]

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Stage East Announces 30th Anniversary Season

Stage East proudly announces its 30th anniversary season, running fall 2021 to summer 2022, with four full-scale productions as well as a staged reading. The fall opens with Too Much Light Make the Baby Go Blind, an hour-long offering of comedic 2-minute plays. The longest running show in Chicago theater history, Too Much … [Read More]

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ArtWalk Weekend Offers ‘Little Passport’ for Youth, Prizes Too!

July ArtWalk Passport Weekend introduces a new “Little Passport” activity for participants 16 and under. Youth may pick up a “Little Passport” map at the Sweeties ‘Chalk the Walk’ booth on Water Street between 10 am and 4 pm on Saturday July 24th.  After creating a chalk masterpiece on … [Read More]

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Avid Baker With Deep EAC Roots to Teach No-Knead Sourdough Technique

Next in the queue for Eastport Arts Center’s Summer Workshop Series is Sourdough Bread with Reuben Grannis, 1:30-3:30 pm, Tuesday, August 3. Reuben, grown son of Steve Grannis who has taught bread baking several times past at EAC, will teach the basics of making a no-knead sourdough bread, and share … [Read More]

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New Member Works & Helena Bosse’s ‘Capturing Eastport and Beyond’ Shows Continue

The Eastport Gallery is open daily at 109 Water Street (at the corner of Washington Street), showcasing the 20 member artists with new works each month. If you are not able to visit the Water Street gallery in person, visit the online gallery anytime at www.eastportgallery.com. “Capturing Eastport and Beyond” a … [Read More]

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Energetic Ragtime Outfit to Return to EAC with Maine Songs

Seen first on the EAC stage in 2017, Roochie Toochie & the Ragtime Shepherd Kings gave a joyride of a performance for the Eastport community with their trademark old-timey pizzazz—glib and deft vocals, stunning musicality, sound effects, and vintage quirks galore. A video featuring clips from this show may … [Read More]

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‘Canned Sardine’ Returns July 24; Storytelling Workshop to Prime Tellers for Performance

The Canned Sardine, Stage East’s storytelling event, returns to the Sutherland Amphitheater on Saturday July 24th at 4pm. Storytellers of all stripes are encouraged to come share their tall tales, myths, autobiographies, or gut-busters with audience members as a part of the Eastport ArtWalk’s Passport Weekend.  Last month’s inaugural … [Read More]

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EAC Welcomes Lauren Elwood, Intern

Eastport Arts Center is delighted to welcome new intern Lauren Elwood, a recent graduate of Oberlin College with a BA in Theater and Dance. Elwood hails from from Bangor, Maine, and over the years spent multiple summers on the Maine coast working at summer stock theater. She acts, dances, … [Read More]

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Bosse Exhibition Captures Eastport for Gallery-goers

Eastport Gallery member Helena Bosse proudly opens her solo show, “Capturing Eastport and Beyond”, on July 18th. “You will see I love to paint Maine landscapes, seascapes, and floral gardens with occasional figures within them,” noted Helena. “Living in Maine most of my life has given me the opportunity … [Read More]

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