The 3rd Annual Hearts for the Arts Auction was a rousing success, meeting fundraising goals thanks to the 57 fabulous artists and generous buyers.  Proceeds benefited the artists, the 2023 Eastport & Lubec ArtWalk weekends, the Eastport Arts Center and Stage East, so it was a win/win/win/win! 

A heart-felt thanks to the participating artists:  Alice Chen, Alison Ross, Amy Ray, Amy Rosenfeld -Kass, Ann Dalton, Annie Merry, Axton  Brissette, Barbara Moskol, Beverly Bley, Cat Volkmann, Charles Kniffen, Christine Holton, Cynthia Morse, Daryne Rockett, Deb Pigeon, Dennis Schaefer, Dianna Leigh, Dominic Noe, Don Dunbar, Drew Proctor, Eunju Guillette, Fran McLean, Gregory Golding, Helena Bosse, Ingrid Gambill, Jason Overby, Jennifer Devin, Jennifer Maffett, Jenny Robish, JoAnne Houlson, Joyce Weber, Ken Burke, Linda Whelan, Lisa Dellwo, Lora Whelan, Lysa Intrator , Madeline Collins, Manuela Brice, Marlys Farn-Guillette, Martha Bloom, Mary H Anderson, Melissa Stanley, Meri Fern, Michael Morse, Michelle Cousineau, Micki McAllister, Mona Ingrid Love, Nancy Gordon, Paige Atkinson, Paige Fitch, Peesh  McClanahan, Rachel Bailey, Rhonda Welcome, Sherry Ashby , Simon Bowles, Stephane  Poncelet, and Susan Griggs-Bailey.

“Tessa’s View”, collaged musical score and script overpainted with acrylics on wood panel, by Micki McAllister.

Thanks to Lisa Stephen / Sweeties Downeast, Laura Stanczyk / Phoenix Fine Wines, Carol & Greg Gordon / Full Fathom Five, Cynthia & Michael Morse / Breakwater Gallery, Mary Anderson /Peavey Library, Kristin McKinley & Alison Caldwell-Beers / StudioWorks -Tides Institute and Museum of Art, Eastport Arts Center, Stage East, Fran McClean, Alison Brynn Ross, Ellen Krajewski and all who attended the reception! 

Thanks to the Eastport & Lubec ArtWalks’ “Partners in Art”:  Eastport Arts Center, Tides Institute and Museum, Peavey Memorial Library, Downeast Rainbow Alliance, City of Eastport Parks & Recreation, Sipayik Museum, and LAMPS (Lubec Area Musicians Philanthropic Society).

Thanks to our sponsors: Maine Community Foundation, Maine Arts Commission, First National Bank and Wealth Management, Raye’s Mustard, Eastport Area Chamber of Commerce and Fiscal Sponsor, Peavey Memorial Library.

Thanks to our community for supporting local artists and life on the creative edge, Way Down East! Please save the dates—the Eastport and Lubec ArtWalks are June 23-25 and August 4-6, 2023!