Calling community artists for heart-themed art!  Online art submissions are being accepted now through February 5th for Hearts for the Arts, an online art auction to support Eastport ArtFests programming. For complete information and a link to submission form go to:  

“Be My Valentine”, acrylic, by Nancy Gordon

Eastport Arts Center is proud to be a “Partner in Art” with the Eastport ArtFests. The 4th annual “Hearts for the Arts” auction will benefit both local artists and support the 2024 Eastport ArtFest weekends. The online auction opens February 9th at 8 am and will close on February 18th at 5 pm.

“Tides of Love”, watercolor, by Melissa Stanley

All mediums are welcome: paintings, photography, sculpture, ceramics, fiber arts, jewelry, woodworking, etc.  The heart or love theme might be the central focus of the piece, or a tiny heart could be hidden somewhere in your piece (landscape, abstract, etc.).  Pieces valued over $500 need not contain a heart. You need not live in the Eastport area to participate, artists with a connection to the Downeast region (family, seasonal or past residents) are welcome.

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“Found Girl”, mixed media, by Lisa Dwello