The Eastport Arts Center (EAC) nurtures and promotes seven 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.

Children’s Theater Troupe Delights Audience

Several members of the Children’s Theater Workshop group gave a special performance and talk for the Sunday Afternoon series on April 8. Two of the groups’ favorite improv skits were shared, as well as some exciting behind-the-scenes info on the group’s upcoming production of Macbeth. One highlight of the hour was the theatrical debut of 5-year-old Gabe Hopkins, [ More… ]

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Roochies’ Rag-tacular Show Drew a Crowd

Despite their advent on a Tuesday evening, Roochie Toochie & the Ragtime Shepherd Kings were greeted by a large and warm audience of more than 60 attendees on September 19. The New Orleans, Tennessee and Detroit-based group was a delight, displaying dazzling musicality and a creative and energetic floorshow (including a showcase of esoteric dances from the past). [ More… ]

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EAC Boasted a Boisterous Group in Eastport’s Pirate Festival Parade

Following on the heels of fire-breathing performers, the EAC group, proudly displaying our new banner and carrying signs naming the 7 constituent groups as well as several annual events and recurring programs, marched the parade route, singing an extemporaneous rendition of the drunken sailor song featuring many EAC-themed verses. To the repeated cry of “What shall we do with a [ More… ]

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Energetic International Dancers Get Calais Elementary Students Moving

On Thursday, September 21st, Eastport Arts Center’s International Dancers visited the third grade students of music teacher Miss Moody at Calais Elementary School. This enthusiastic group of 30 children loved the music and learning folk dances from Israel, South Africa and Greece. The hour-long session began with the Israeli “Fox Dance.” This circle dance was [ More… ]

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Kimchi Workshop Christens EAC’s Newly Remodeled Kitchen

On September 19 and 20, Anne Shields Hopkins led a dedicated group of kimchi lovers in an exploration of creating customized kimchi. The workshop was the first to use EAC’s newly remodeled kitchen. Using all organic vegetables, including leafy delicate Napa cabbages grown especially for the workshop by Jim Kovaleski, salad turnips, carrots, ginger, garlic, onion [ More… ]

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