EAC and its community is rich in exhibitions—both online and those with socially distant safety built in. Please check out the links below for the latest from Eastport Gallery and Washington Street Gallery, EAC volunteer Mary Anderson’s quarantine-themed work made in part from recycled EAC publicity materials, plus a series of posts with images of the ever evolving Eastport ArtWalk. In addition, we’ve included our online memorial page for Joyce Weber in this company, where all can enjoy photos of Joyce and some of her works (please send more submissions to this page if you’d like!).

Eastport Gallery Blooms—Online and In Person

The Eastport Gallery at 109 Water Street will open for the season on June 5th, “But you don’t have to wait until June,” enthused Gallery president Joan Lowden, “to appreciate the cheerful windows brightening the corner of Water and Washington Streets right now!”  The works in the windows, displayed … [Read More]

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Video Explores Shared Subject of ‘Hearts for the Arts’ Submissions

Eastport Gallery’s ‘Hearts for the Arts’ online exhibition, featuring 90 works by 42 artists, contains a pair of images of the same subject—wintry late afternoon views of the Tides Institute and Museum of Art (TIMA), with its traditional glowing red heart decorations in the top floor windows. Mark Macey … [Read More]

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Hearts for the Arts Exhibition Now Open

Hearts for the Arts auction is now OPEN!  Bidding closes at midnight on Valentine’s Day. Presented by the Eastport Gallery, this show features more than 90 pieces lovingly created by community members. Download the full catalog with links for easy bidding at:  www.eastportgallery.com. The event is a mid-winter answer to … [Read More]

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Hearts for the Arts Silent Auction Opens February 1

Celebrate the season of love with the Eastport Gallery, who present Hearts for the Arts February 1-14, featuring works by extended community and Eastport Gallery members. The exhibition, which will take place both online and in Eastport Gallery’s windows, “Is a beautiful reflection of talent and love for our … [Read More]

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Winter Show Opens January 21

Brighten your winter by visiting the new Winter Show at the Eastport Gallery’s virtual gallery, featuring works by 14 of the member artists.  Here is just a taste of what you will discover when you visit the online gallery at: www.eastportgallery.com.

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‘Hearts for the Arts’ Show Seeks Community Submissions

The Eastport Gallery invites all community artists to join the virtual Hearts for the Arts Valentine Show and online silent auction set for February 1-14. This show is being offered as the replacement fund-raising event for the gallery’s popular Paint Eastport Day, which was canceled in 2020 because of … [Read More]

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Moore, Moskol & Black Are Latest in Eastport Gallery Spotlight

Give the gift of original art from Eastport while shopping locally (and safely in your pajamas!) this holiday season. Today we spotlight three member artists whose work is featured in Eastport Gallery’s online holiday market.   Member Susan Moore got her start in photography at a very young age, “At 18 … [Read More]

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New Members’ Work Featured in Eastport Gallery Online Market

Eastport Gallery welcomed several fresh (masked!) faces in 2020 and all are represented in the gallery’s first virtual Holiday Market. Today, the gallery shines a spotlight on new members Jennifer Maffett and Amy Ray. Artist Jennifer Maffett is both new to the Eastport Gallery and new to Washington County, moving … [Read More]

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Gallery Mounts Season’s Final Theme Show: ‘Rebellion’

Eastport Gallery’s final theme show of the 2020 season, “Rebellion”, will open at the gallery on Friday, September 11, and run through Sunday, September 27, the gallery’s last day of the season. In conjunction with the in-person opening will be a virtual gallery page, coming soon. “We have had … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery presents Season Finale, Online and On Water Street

The current members’ shows, augmented with additional works, will be on view at the gallery beginning the 28th of August and run through the end of September, concluding the 2020 season. The virtual gallery will be ready for viewing the updated shows on Monday, August 31st. “We have had … [Read More]

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‘Four Elements’ Explored in Gallery’s Latest Hybrid Show

Eastport Gallery will be offering works for a special members’ theme show, The Four Elements, beginning Friday, August 14 and running for two weeks. The ‘hybrid’ show, in addition to being on view at the gallery in downtown Eastport, will also be viewable via the Gallery’s website and Facebook … [Read More]

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Walk of the Week Takes a Local Food Slant

Eastport ArtWalk, in association with the Eastport Arts Center, Eastport Gallery and the Tides Institute and Museum of Art, continues to celebrate August abundance with a fresh ‘Walk of the Week’, celebrating gardens, vistas and outdoor art found along the way.  Anne Shields Hopkins’ pick is featured this week, … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery to Open August 7 for Masked Visitors

Eastport Gallery will open its doors to the public on Friday, August 7, for new hours which will be 11 am to 5 pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday each week. Masks will be mandatory for visitors, and there will be a limit of five persons in the gallery at … [Read More]

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Domestic Abuse Survivors to Be Heard in ArtWalk Events, Saturday, July 25

The Eastport ArtWalk, a proud partner with Finding Our Voices and NextStep Domestic Abuse Project for the statewide “Let’s Talk About It” banner campaign, will present special events on July 25 as finale to the month’s display in Eastport. Twenty-five beautiful Maine survivors have stood loud and proud on huge … [Read More]

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ArtWalk Invites Artists, Musicians, Writers to ‘Break the Silence’

CALL FOR EASTPORT ARTISTS—To boldly and creatively break the silence of domestic abuse.   July is “Eastport Breaks the Silence of Domestic Abuse” month and the Eastport ArtWalk is proud to partner with Finding Our Voices and NextStep Domestic Abuse Project for some very special ways of breaking the … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery’s Mid-Season Shows Coming Soon

The Eastport Gallery has been receiving rave reviews for its virtual gallery shows, ramped up this year in the face of the pandemic. In early July it will present its two mid-season general and small works shows, with members exhibiting a new round of paintings, drawings and sculpture. A … [Read More]

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North Water Street Shows its Pride for ArtWalkers

by Joan LowdenAs Pride month winds down, rainbow colors continue to fill windows and gardens along the north end of Water Street. At 151 Water Street a rainbow flag oversees the flowers blooming in the beds below. Down the street at #189, Christy Whitmore’s passion for gardening is evident in her … [Read More]

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ArtWalk Salutes Peavey Library, with Peavey ‘Portraits’ & Installation

Artists Sue Riddle and Mary Anderson have been active participants in Eastport’s ArtWalk since the initiative began. Though Riddle lives in Pembroke, her works have been on view in Anderson’s window gallery at 126 Water Street, as well as at the side entrance of the library. This week, as … [Read More]

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ArtWalk’s Pride Show Glows (in NEW Photos!)

June is Pride month and Eastport ArtWalk is proud to partner with the Downeast Rainbow Alliance.  The ArtWalk project encourages people to walk for exercise while basking in the natural and cultural beauty blooming around town. Galleries are beginning to open and many of the windows in homes and … [Read More]

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Annual Community Show an Eastport Gallery (35th) Season Highlight

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ― Pablo Picasso When Eastport Gallery put out the call for its annual Community Show, members of the Eastport area picked up their paint brushes, pastels, cameras and all the other wonderful flotsam that is used to make art, and … [Read More]

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ArtWalk Features Floral Designer, Model and Yoga Teacher Lilli Danaea

by Joan Lowden ArtWalk featured artist Lilli Danaea and her partner Nick visited Eastport on a whim in the dead of winter in 2018, met a few folks, then returned to Eastport in June to stay and see how life would unfold for them. Inspired by nature—her greatest muse, … [Read More]

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Eastport’s ArtWalk Celebrates Pride Month

June is Pride month and adopting this theme, many of the 30+ window galleries in homes and businesses around Eastport will include rainbow or pride-themed pieces in their displays. The ArtWalk project encourages people to walk for exercise while basking in the natural and cultural beauty blooming around town. … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery Unveils ‘Paperworks’ Exhibition

As a kickoff celebration for their 35th year, Eastport Gallery presents Paperworks, a virtual exhibition of affordable works on paper by members, opening Friday, May 22 and running through June 5. Linked to the new shop feature on the gallery’s website, the show spotlights works priced at $50 and … [Read More]

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ArtWalk Continues: Map and Gallery Updated; Featured Artist: Vittoria Chierici

Local artists and organizers Anne Shields Hopkins and Joan Lowden, in association with Eastport Arts Center, Eastport Gallery and the Tides Institute & Museum of Art, proudly introduced the Eastport ArtWalk Map on April 24th. One participant, Italian painter Vittoria Chierici, was scheduled to return to her home bases … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery Goes Virtual with ‘Hearts’ Exhibition

Eastport Gallery’s first-ever virtual exhibition—Hearts—opened this week. “The Hearts show came into being in mid-March when the coronavirus pandemic became a sudden reality in our country and region,” said member Lora Whelan, who had the idea for the exhibition, and worked with gallery president Jude Kempe to bring the … [Read More]

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Artists to Launch ArtWalk, Using Eastport Windows as Gallery Space

Artists and organizers Anne Shields Hopkins and Joan Lowden invite collaborators to participate in a new project: the Eastport ArtWalk. A self-guided walking tour (to follow while you are safely walking for exercise) and map of window galleries all around town will be launched on Friday April 24th, to include artwork … [Read More]

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Artistic Pursuits Continue at Home for Area Students

While EAC’s Youth Art Month Exhibition continues, showcasing works from K-12 students of Washington County, we caught up with some of the participating teachers and parents about how art study is continuing at home.  “Making art is a good way for students to express how they’re feeling right now,” said … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery Launches Virtual Gallery With Tributes to Joyce Weber and Dominic Noe

Eastport Gallery has launched a new virtual gallery for art-lovers to explore. Currently featured on the page are tribute sections for two beloved and recently departed artists: founder Joyce Weber and longtime member Dominic Noe. In addition, representative works by members may be enjoyed. Coming soon to the site … [Read More]

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EAC Community Mourns Passing of Founding Member, Joyce Weber

The following was written after Joyce Weber passed away on April 8, 2020. We have sad news to relate today: one of EAC’s founders, Joyce Weber, has died. She suffered a massive stroke while in her downtown studio, from which she never regained consciousness. It is often said that the success of the Arts Center has … [Read More]

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Publicity Volunteer Creates Artwork from EAC’s Past Posters

Mary Anderson, a stalwart volunteer for EAC’s Publicity efforts, has been posting flyers for the center for four years. Retiring from work as a librarian when she and husband Bill Johnson moved from Illinois to Maine, Mary enjoys daily walks in all weather, and often has with her a … [Read More]

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