The Eastport Arts Center (EAC) nurtures and promotes six year-round constituent groups engaged in theater, art, music, film, education and community outreach. The EAC is available for rental and serves as our region’s premiere venue for an array of special events and visiting artists and performers. Our mission:To stimulate and nurture an appreciation of the visual and performing arts and the creative process, and to provide a home and an environment within the community where they can prosper.

Learn more about the EAC here.

Do you like what we’re doing? We depend on contributions from our community and patrons to help keep the Arts Center open. Please consider showing your support by donating, or get involved by volunteering.

EAC and COVID-19

The EAC Board has determined that the Arts Center building will remain closed to the public during the continuing COVID-19 crisis, until such time as we find that it is safe to resume sponsoring regular social gatherings that our patrons will feel safe attending. In the meanwhile, we will … [Read More]

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Upcoming Events

Laugh Lab: Now Live!

Thursday, July 2 @ 6:30 pm

Island Fellow Mark Macey’s educational romp through the history and practice of sketch comedy, which began with a 5-part series on YouTube, will now center around a weekly writing group on Zoom. Classes are held every Thursday at 7 pm, and may be joined via this link: https://islandinstitute.zoom.us/j/91385707270 You can … [Read More]

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Friday in the Studio

Friday, July 3 @ 9:00 am

Share your works in progress, work on a still life, create a graphic phrase! Participating Artists, Dreamers & Doers zoom in to share, visit & listen.Class links may be found at https://www.patreon.com/anneshields; email anneshieldshopkins@gmail.com for more information.

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Gentle Flow Yoga with Katie

Saturday, July 4 @ 8:30 am

Katie Wilson, leader of EAC’s Gentle Flow Yoga, has brought her weekly session online at her usual time—Saturdays from 8:30-9:30 am. Please contact Katie—anchorandbalanceyoga@gmail.com—for information about how to participate.

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Mindfulness & Yoga with Lilli

Tuesday, July 7 @ 8:30 am

Lilli Danae, RYT, will offer her usual Tuesday morning class—Mindfulness & Yoga—via Zoom, from 8:30 to 9:45 am. For more information or to join the class, please contact Lilli at lillireally@gmail.com. 

Events

Summer Arts Camp: ‘I Wonder with Watercolors’

Tuesday, July 7 @ 10:00 am

Session One of EAC’s Summer Arts Camp, for ages 6-13, is all about watercolors. Ann Cannizzaro, an educator and artist who’ll lead the camp asks: “Do you wonder what to do when you take out your paint box and brushes? Are you curious about how watercolors work?”Campers will learn about … [Read More]

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Summer Arts Camp: ‘I Wonder with Watercolors’

Wednesday, July 8 @ 10:00 am

Session One of EAC’s Summer Arts Camp, for ages 6-13, is all about watercolors. Ann Cannizzaro, an educator and artist who’ll lead the camp asks: “Do you wonder what to do when you take out your paint box and brushes? Are you curious about how watercolors work?”Campers will learn about … [Read More]

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EAC News & Recent Activities

What to Watch? Start With EAC’s Own Video List

Whether brand new or ‘from the vault’ we present here a collection of videos for your enjoyment. Stay tuned as we add more, and also please check out our YouTube channel with several growing playlists!

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Meet Ann Cannizzaro, Instructor for Our July Summer Arts Camp (Sign up by Sunday, 7/5!)

EAC’s first session of Summer Arts Camp—’I Wonder with Watercolors’—is July 7, 8 and 9, and will be offered via Zoom for children ages 6-13. Read all about it here, and check out the video promo made by instructor Ann Cannizzaro and her daughter, Nia Aretakis. Due to supplies … [Read More]

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‘Life in Washington County’ Marks Holiday Weekend with a Trio of Videos

This week’s Life in Washington County releases, premiering Friday, July 3 at 6 pm (ET), are Remember, with text by Ambrosia Ross, performance by Ric Craig, music by Manuela Brice and visual art by Anne Shields Hopkins; Small Family, with text by Glenn Frankenfield, performance by Ric Craig, music by … [Read More]

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EAC’s Virtual Concert & Keyboard Talk Continues with Biss’ Own ‘Nocturne’

EAC staff and volunteers have been working to produce a virtual concert and keyboard talk with pianist Gregory Biss. Previous videos were Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in E minor, Etude #3 by Philip Glass, and Mozart’s Rondo in A Minor. This week we add Biss’ own composition, Nocturne, written in 1991. … [Read More]

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Henna Tattoos, Needle-Felted Sea Creatures Next in Workshop Series!

EAC’s Summer Workshop Series continues via Zoom with Ashley Hinson Dhakal’s Introduction to Henna Tattoos on Tuesday, July 14, and Audra Christie’s Needle Felted Sea Creature Mobile on Tuesday, July 21. Click on the workshop names above, or visit our events calendar for full details about these workshops. Local … [Read More]

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EAC’s First Zoom Workshop—Beach Fairy Houses—Brightened a Cloudy Day

Sixteen participants aged 6 and up had a great time making their own fairy houses via Zoom with their cheerful and encouraging instructor, Sara Myrick. After sculpting their grout-walled houses over a mold, participants enjoyed decorating the structures with a multitude of beach-gleaned items: beautiful shells, various colored sea … [Read More]

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Follies ’19 Vibe Captured in Video of Brandy and Ross Argir

We at EAC can’t help but feel a bit gloomy on what in any other year would be the eve of our annual Moose Island Follies. As a diversion and an encouragement for all of our creators out there in the community to keep on creating, we present this … [Read More]

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Handy Links: EAC’s Online Offerings (Ongoing and ‘Live’)

Ongoing online activities: Ecstatic Dance Subscribe to this group’s YouTube channel to access dance-inspiring playlists, updated weekly. International DanceFind a playlist of videos here, including demonstrations of the dances. EAC’s Poetry and Pie FestivalContributors of poems and pictures are sought! Please check out current submissions and read more here. … [Read More]

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Got Returnables? Cutler-based Service Offers Local Pickup with Donation of Deposits to EAC

Cutler Village Redemption , a service which collects returnable bottles and cans ‘from Lubec to Eastport’ and ‘from Cutler to Cherryfield’ and all towns in between, makes weekly runs to pick up returnables from homes and businesses, and offers the option to have the deposit money donated to EAC … [Read More]

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‘Writing and Creativity in Times of Crisis’, a talk with Katherine Stanley Available to Watch Anytime

The Eastport Gallery hosted the first of its literary talks for the season as a virtual experience on its social media page on Thursday, June 25. Katherine Stanley, a writer living in Costa Rica with family ties to Eastport, will talk with gallery member Lora Whelan, diving into the … [Read More]

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EAC Video’s Latest Trailer Full of June Sights

Coming to EAC Video are short videos featuring Nia Aretakis, Eugene Nichols, and the art installation by Sue Riddle at Peavey Memorial Library. Here’s a teaser (which also features music by Duane Ingalls, a Stage East Life in Washington County contributor, and video by Patricia Gardner-Theriault, librarian):

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Eastport Gallery’s Mid-Season Shows Coming Soon

The Eastport Gallery has been receiving rave reviews for its virtual gallery shows, ramped up this year in the face of the pandemic. In early July it will present its two mid-season general and small works shows, with members exhibiting a new round of paintings, drawings and sculpture. A … [Read More]

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North Water Street Shows its Pride for ArtWalkers

by Joan LowdenAs Pride month winds down, rainbow colors continue to fill windows and gardens along the north end of Water Street. At 151 Water Street a rainbow flag oversees the flowers blooming in the beds below. Down the street at #189, Christy Whitmore’s passion for gardening is evident in her … [Read More]

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