During the summer season, The Concert Series presents musical concerts showcasing local talent as well as performers nationally known. Although mostly classical music is presented, there have been other notable concerts such as the 2011 Children’s Benefit Concert by Paul Stookey.

During the winter months, the Concert Series takes responsibility for the Sunday Afternoons at the Arts Center series. This series presents a variety of events including lectures and performances of art, music, poetry and staged readings. Each event is one hour long, and starts at 3 pm. It definitely makes the winter afternoons more pleasant!

2024 Sunday Afternoons at the Arts Center schedule:
January 7: Danny Holt, Nine Piano Sonatinas from the 18th to the 21st Centuries
January 14: Edward French, People and Place: 40 Years of Quoddy Tides Photographs
January 21: Penny Guisinger on creative nonfiction, with a reading from her forthcoming memoir, Shift: A Memoir of Identity and Other Illusions
January 28: program postponed to February 11
February 4: Donold Soctomah: “Ntolonapemk” Our Ancestors’ Place
February 11: Zack Klyver: The Future of Whale Habitat Protection & Whale Watching in Passamaquoddy Bay
February 18: Woody Gillies, Roos, Emus and Kookaburras! A Photo Tour of Australian Wildlife
February 25: A staged reading of ‘Five Very Short Comedies’ by Stage East and Lubec Campobello Community Theatre
March 3: Gregory Biss, Harpsichord Hour
March 10: Dwayne Tomah, Passamaquoddy language preservation
March 17: Jane Lanctot, performance of traditional Cambodian music
March 24: Éric Messin, The Art of Jewelry Making: From Stones to Stars—One Light

Sunday Afternoons at the Arts Center programs are offered by voluntary donation. Proceeds are shared equally between the presenters and EAC ongoing program The Concert Series, which offers year-round programming run by volunteers. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Artist Cheri Walton leads a lively discussion during the 2018 Sunday Afternoons at the EAC series. Photo by Brandy Argir.

The Concert Series 2023: Year of the Cello

June 30, Dan Allcott, cello and Gregory Biss, piano
July 16 (Sun.), The Stomberg Duo: Lawrence Stomberg & Jennifer C. Stomberg, cellists
August 4, Aaron Larget-Caplan, classical guitar
August 11, 70th Birthday Concert: Siblings Anne Black, viola & Alan Black, cello
August 18, Raja Rahman, piano
September 1, Annual Young Persons Concert

Performances are offered on Fridays (except as noted) at 7 pm, $15 admission, 17 & under free

Tim Pence performs during the 2021 Concert Series.

Sunday Series Finale in Review: Éric Messin, A Renaissance Man in Downeast Maine

By Michael MorseThe finale of the winter 2024 Sunday Afternoons at the Arts Center series was a presentation from Jeweler/Artist Éric Messin. The afternoon was a surrealistic journey from his birthplace in the French Alps to the high-end jewelry business of New York City, and continued on to the … [Read More]

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‘Easternmost Cambodian Band’ Captivated EAC Crowd; Show to Be Repeated in Lubec, April 19

By Catherine J.S. LeeFor the March 17th program of the Sunday Afternoons at the Arts Center series, Lubec musician Jane Lanctot and friends presented a program of Cambodian music before a large and enthusiastic audience. Some of the styles and songs were 800 to 1,000 years old, dating from … [Read More]

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Sunday Series to Conclude with Master Jeweler’s Talk, March 24

The Sunday Afternoons at the Arts Center series will conclude on March 24 with Éric  Messin’s presentation, “The Art of Jewelry Making: From Stones to Stars—A Quest for One Light.” A master jeweler, Messin grew up in the French alps, and as a son of an artist painter was … [Read More]

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Tomah’s Passamaquoddy Language Talk Featured 19th Century Recordings

By Nadine BissAt the Eastport Arts Center on Sunday, March 10, more than 30 attendees were welcomed byDwayne Tomah to develop their understanding of Passamaquoddy language and culture.Tomah, who serves as the Passamaquoddy language keeper and curator of the SipayikMuseum, brought numerous artifacts and recordings to share. He presented … [Read More]

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Sunday Series to Feature Cambodian Music on March 17

The Sunday Afternoons at the Arts Center series continues on March 17 at 3 pm, with a presentation on Cambodian music by Jane Lanctot, who has put together a group of non-Cambodian musicians to assist her in demonstrating several different genres of traditional music, primarily with Western instruments. Lanctot … [Read More]

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Passamaquoddy Language Talk is EAC Sunday Series’ March 10 Offering

The Sunday Afternoons at the Arts Center series continues on March 10 at 3 pm, with Dwayne Tomah, Director of the Passamaquoddy Museum at Sipayik and the tribe’s Language Protector will present. Longtime fans of EAC’s Sunday series are familiar with Tomah’s informative presentations as he has done several … [Read More]

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Thoughts on Sunday Series Wildlife Tour: ‘Not all Australian critter names end in “ooh”’

By Jnana Hodson Emeritus professor of chemistry Woody Gillies, a Pembroke resident the past 13 years, is one of DowneastMaine’s avid birders. His lifelong passion for both ornithology and wildlife photography has led him around the globe, including six trips to Australia, where his sister and brother-in-law dwell, giving … [Read More]

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Zack Klyver’s Whale Talk Engaged a Large Audience

By Steven Koenig EAC’s February 11th Sunday Afternoon Series featured Zack Klyver, a Maine-based naturalist who has spent his career studying whales both locally and worldwide.  Klyver was raised in Eastport and graduated from Shead High School. He began his talk with stories of growing up in Eastport and … [Read More]

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Soctomah Presented Film and Talk about N’tolonapemk Village

by Catherine J.S. LeeAs part of the Sunday Afternoons at the Eastport Arts Center series, on Sunday, February 4th, Passamaquoddy historic preservation officer and beloved tribal elder Donald Soctomah spoke to a large audience about the 10,000-year-old site of the Passamaquoddy village of N’tolonapemk, now known as Meddybemps and … [Read More]

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Passionate, Wide-Ranging Recital a Sunday Series Highlight

By Brian SchuthThe audience who braved the threat of oncoming weather to attend Danny Holt’s piano recital for the Sunday Series were rewarded with a program of intriguing, even surprising works, all of which bore the title “Sonatina.”Holt is “newly local” to us; previously based primarily in southern California, … [Read More]

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