Eastport Arts Center has received a $7,500 grant from the Belvedere Handcrafts Fund of the Maine Community Foundation (MaineCF), to support the Center’s effort to make educational programs accessible to all community members
“The generous support provided by the Maine Community Foundation’s Belvedere Traditional Handcrafts Fund allows the Eastport Arts Center to provide workshops and classes that give our community real access to the joy of creating tangible objects with their own hands,” noted EAC Executive Director, Meg Colbert. “This support is integral to our mission and essential to our programs, and our appreciation cannot be overstated.
Eastport Arts Center (EAC), where creativity and community meet, works “to stimulate and nurture an appreciation of the visual, literary, and performing arts and the creative process, and to provide a home and an environment within the community where they can prosper.” For more information, please explore this site, or contact Colbert at meg@eastportartscenter.org.
The Maine Community Foundation brings people and resources together to build a better Maine through strategic giving, community leadership, personalized service, local expertise and strong investments. To learn more about the foundation, visit www.mainecf.org.

Students work on jelly roll-style felted wool beads at a summer workshop with Audra Christie, one of many opportunities supported by the Maine Community Foundation’s Belvedere Handcrafts Fund.
Beads cut from the felted roll are shown; photo and felt-work by workshop student Bobbi Tardif, a 7-12th grade art educator in the Calais school system.