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, and an online auction running through September 12. This year, the Gallery encourages people to include a fish on their artwork in celebration of the Salmon and Seafood Festival.

Photos of artists working en plein air in Eastport by Alice Seelye; David Orrell, Paint Eastport founder, is at bottom left and right.

Artists—Submit work by September 4

Artists near and far should submit their work online by Sept 4.  Local artists should deliver up to 3 Eastport-themed pieces to the Eastport Gallery at 109 Water St on Sept 4 between 11 am and 4 pm.    These works will be included in either the online auction or the booth at the Salmon and Seafood festival on Sept 5.  Complete details are available at:

Buyers—Bid for your favorites at TWO auctions

Head to the Salmon and Seafood Festival on September 5, where there will be a Paint Eastport silent auction booth at the festival between 10 am and 2 pm, including a selection of randomly selected Paint Eastport artwork. Bidding will close in lots between 2 and 3 pm.   

There will be a second auction online between September 5 and 12. Catalog will be available online at 8 am on September 5, and bidding will close at 5 pm on September 12. Items may also be viewed at the Eastport Gallery, open daily between 11 am-5 pm.  

Complete information is available at: