EAC’s Sunday Afternoons at the Arts Center series will continue at 3 pm, Sunday, March 13, with Meg McGarvey, Linda Cross Godfrey and Nancy Asante, known collectively as ‘The Women of the Commons’. Since 2003, the trio have co-owned the downtown Eastport store, which represents more than 100 artists, artisans and authors, and which presents annual Common Good Awards to area residents. In addition, they have enjoyed hosting several hundred Eastport visitors who’ve stayed in The Commons’ two vacation rentals. 

Honored as “Visionary Leaders” by the Maine Women’s Fund, McGarvey, Godfrey and Asante were lauded by the Maine Department of Tourism for their “Spark that started the restoration and revival of Eastport,” and their shop named a “Destination Gallery” in Yankee Magazine. The trio will discuss the history of their collaboration and share some entrepreneurial inspiration with attendees. 

Sunday Afternoons at the Arts Center programs are held in the Washington Street Gallery, downstairs at EAC. Voluntary donations sustain these programs; no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Proceeds are shared equally between the presenters and EAC constituent group The Concert Series, which offers year-round programming run by volunteers. The series will run at 3 pm each Sunday through April, skipping Easter Sunday. For more information, and to view the rest of the series lineup, please visit https://eastportartscenter.org/constituent-groups/the-concert-series/

Eastport Arts Center is at 36 Washington Street, Eastport and eastportartscenter.org, and is handicapped-accessible. EAC abides by State of Maine CDC COVID guidelines. Additionally, at this time, patrons are required to wear masks when in the EAC building. Weather-related program postponements will be announced by 11 am on the day of the event, on the EAC site and Facebook page, and on the Center’s answering machine: (207) 853-4650.