opening reception

Attendees of a lively opening reception at one of the gallery’s annual Youth Art Month exhibitions, featuring works by students from all around Washington County, are shown. Photo by Robin Farrin of Coastal Maine Photography

Eastport Arts Center’s Washington Street Gallery exhibits local as well as state, national and international visual art.  Exhibitions include discussions and lectures pertaining to the exhibited work.  To fulfill the larger purpose of educating, engaging and entertaining the greater Eastport community concerning the visual arts, additional lectures and discussions will, from time to time, be offered.  Summer hours are 11 am-4 pm, Tuesday through Friday, by chance or appointment, and during EAC events.

2018 Season

Paintings by Arthur Cadieux
On view through May 31

An exuberant and beloved Eastport artist, Cadieux passed away in 2015. The large-scale, colorful paintings in the exhibition were left by Cadieux to the arts center, which he loved. All were painted in Eastport.

Harmony/Disharmony: Paintings by Peesh Rewak McClanahan & Lora Whelan
On view June 2-30
Opening reception: Sunday, June 10, 4-6 pm,
featuring an artist talk at 4:15 pm and live music by Ted Rewak

This exhibition explores the expansions and contractions found within harmony and disharmony. Through the use of single and mixed media, including acrylic and oil paints, pastels, graphite and collage, paintings will range from Whelan’s exploration of endangered species and the factors contributing to their decline to Rewak McClanahan’s exploration of how music, human and otherwise, unites harmoniously but also has discordant features that add to the whole experience for the musician and the listener.

For artists interested in showing work at the gallery, please find an application form here.