Eastport Arts Center

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Steve Kneads! Behind-the-Scenes Video Reveals Grannis’ Bread Technique

Steve Grannis, who with wife Chris will teach The Art of Bread Making for EAC’s Summer Workshop Series on August 11, is shown mixing, kneading, shaping and baking a batch of the family’s favorite bread recipe in this video. As demonstrated at several past workshops held in the arts … [Read More]

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Quoddy Voices Director, Members Join Virtual Choir Project

John Newell, director of EAC’s community chorus, Quoddy Voices, has worked to keep his singers connected even though they’re unable to meet and join in song. In addition to compiling listening lists of favorite choral works and sharing these via lively email threads, Newell recently engaged several of the … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery to Host Live Talk on Art in the Virtual World

The Eastport Gallery presents its first art talk of the season, live from the deck on Friday, August 7 at 4 pm. The deck will be closed to visitors, but since the panelists will be amplified, attendees may listen at a social distance from the rocks and breakwater below.  Panelists … [Read More]

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Maine Arts Commission Names EAC a Partner, Funds Poetry Classes

EAC is thrilled to report that we’ve been selected for a Maine Arts Commission Organization Partnership grant, making the 6th consecutive year in receipt of this award. The partnership program provides unrestricted operating funds to arts organizations and establishes a process for partnering with the Maine Arts Commission to … [Read More]

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ArtWalk Presents ‘Walk of the Week’

The Eastport ArtWalk celebrates August Abundance, partnering weekly with a different organization to promote health and fitness – and art – in our area. Each week the ArtWalk will post a new “Walk of the Week” featuring a different 1-1.5 mile walking route, celebrating the gardens, vistas and outdoor … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery to Open August 7 for Masked Visitors

Eastport Gallery will open its doors to the public on Friday, August 7, for new hours which will be 11 am to 5 pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday each week. Masks will be mandatory for visitors, and there will be a limit of five persons in the gallery at … [Read More]

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EAC Presents Annual Fine Arts Awards to Graduating High School Seniors

Each year, during the graduation ceremonies at area high schools, EAC honors seniors who have excelled in music, theater or the visual arts.  Nominated by their dedicated teachers, the students have been chosen based on their commitment and contribution to the fine arts at their school and community.   Calais … [Read More]

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Bread Baking, Chocolate Art Conclude Workshop Series on a Tasty Note

EAC’s Summer Workshop Series continues via Zoom with The Art of Bread Making with Chris and Steve Grannis on August 11. The series finale, with Melissa Newcomb, will be Chocolate Art on August 18. Click on the workshop names above, or visit our events calendar for full details about … [Read More]

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Artist Couple Continue their Annual EAC-Painting Project

Cynthia and Michael Morse have made it their practice to do painting improvements to the EAC each year. The boldly colored EAC entry, painted in 2018, was Cynthia’s brainchild; 2019 projects included extensive power washing and painting along the right side of the building, including the labor-intensive railing. Each … [Read More]

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Eastport Area Yoga Instructors Bridge the Distance

“Through yoga I’ve learned to take a moment to breathe when faced with an unfavorable situation—Covid-19, in this instance,” says Katie Melancon, who like EAC’s other yoga instructor, Lilli Danaea, has continued to meet weekly with her students via Zoom since the EAC building closed in March. “No longer … [Read More]

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The work of Eastport Arts Center is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. The work of Eastport Arts Center is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.