Eastport Arts Center

where creativity and community meet

Stage East & The Magnificent Liars present: Dear Elizabeth

Shead High School Theatre 89 High Street, Eastport

Stage East is preparing for the first production of 2020, jointly with The Magnificent Liars, Sarah Ruhl's Dear Elizabeth. A play about an extraordinary 30 year friendship between two of the greatest American literary figures of the 20th century, Dear Elizabeth is composed entirely from the correspondence between the ... [Read More]

Eastport Contra Dance

Eastport Arts Center 36 Washington St, Eastport

A night of contra dance with The Moose Island House Players will be held on Saturday, February 29 from 6:30-9:30 pm at Eastport Arts Center. No contra dance experience is required to participate, and caller Eustacia Landrum will guide participants. The band formed late last year and hope to ... [Read More]

Sunday Afternoons at the EAC: Leslie Bowman: Why Paint

Eastport Arts Center 36 Washington St, Eastport

The Sunday Afternoons at the EAC series, a winter offering of informal and interactive programs every Sunday at 3 pm at Eastport Arts Center, continues with Leslie Bowman’s presentation, Why Paint. Bowman will discuss her lifetime of painting, and show a range of paintings produced over the last several ... [Read More]

Quoddy Voices Rehearsals Resume for Maine Bicentennial Concerts

Eastport Arts Center 36 Washington St, Eastport

Rehearsals will resume for Quoddy Voices' spring concerts on Monday, March 2, at Eastport Arts Center. This season the chorus will celebrate the bicentennial of Maine statehood with a program that is all about Maine.  The program will will feature a variety of works, including the late 18th century ... [Read More]

Life Drawing Workshop

Eastport Arts Center 36 Washington St, Eastport

Eastport Arts Center’s Life Drawing workshop, led by Anne Shields Hopkins, resumes with a session on Wednesday, January 22 from 4-6 pm. Subsequently, the group will meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month, 4-6 pm, though April. The workshop aims to create an engaging space where ... [Read More]

Stage East’s Laugh Lab

Eastport Arts Center 36 Washington St, Eastport

Come split your sides at Stage East’s LAUGH LAB at the Eastport Arts Center, resuming on January 14, 6:30-8 pm, and continuing weekly on Tuesdays. Island Institute fellow Mark Macey leads this recurring class which incorporate improv, sketch comedy, and clowning. Participants will work to develop a sense of ... [Read More]

Children’s Theater Workshop

Eastport Arts Center 36 Washington St, Eastport

Eastport Arts Center’s Children’s Theater Workshop (CTW) will begin a new session on Saturday, January 11. The group will meet from 10-11:30 am, and be held weekly on Saturdays. Led by Mark Macey with assistance from Chris Grannis, the group will introduce young people to theater arts, including an ... [Read More]

Quoddy Voices presents Downeast Full Moon Howl

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Inspired by a letter Anne Stanley shared from The Timberjay, a paper published in Ely, Minnesota, Quoddy Voices are calling for community members to join in on a Downeast “Full Moon Howl.” “It’s an opportunity for people to release, in a very healthy way, all the pent-up emotion they’re feeling ... [Read More]

GoldenOak Harvest Truck Benefit Concert

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Healthy Acadia is once again partnering with Maine folk band GoldenOak to raise funds for the Downeast Gleaning Initiative, specifically we are trying to raise $30,000 for a Harvest Truck.A dedicated Harvest Truck, with greater reliability and space, will significantly increase the amount of produce available to families in ... [Read More]

Multi-Generational Craft Time: PRIDE Edition

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EAC is excited to host the PRIDE edition of the monthly Multi-Generational Craft Time, an activity of the Downeast Rainbow Alliance which has been meeting on Zoom. "This will be a virtual time for LGBTQ+ Community & Allies to get together, make, giggle and support one another," said organizer, ... [Read More]

Gallery Talk: Creativity in Times of Crisis with Katherine Stanley

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The Eastport Gallery will host 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 ... [Read More]


Online Events

EAC's next monthly Draw-a-Thon, a virtual program hosted by Anne Shields Hopkins, EAC's life drawing workshop organizer, is Saturday, June 26, from 7:30-9:30. All are welcome to participate in the "pay if you are able event", which uses the Zoom platform to create an evening both festive and intimate. Each ... [Read More]

Summer Workshop Series: Beach Fairy Houses with Sara Myrick

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Dress up your garden with a fun fairy house that you have made with the help of local artist and art teacher Sara Myrick.  Since this is a Zoom workshop, you can join us from anywhere!  If you are local, we will provide you with a bag of materials* ... [Read More]

Portrait Drawing Group

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EAC’s drawing group, led by Anne Hopkins, has moved online! For portrait Wednesdays, participating artists take turns holding 5-20 minute poses for each other. Each artist—whether amateur or experienced—will have a turn to draw. The group would be interested in having a musician to participate by performing for the artists ... [Read More]

Laugh Lab: Now Live!

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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]

Friday in the Studio

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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.

Gentle Flow Yoga with Katie

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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.

Mindfulness & Yoga with Lilli

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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. 

Summer Arts Camp: ‘I Wonder with Watercolors’

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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]


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.