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.

Help Wanted: Photographer

The EAC seeks a photographer to document events. Please inquire about compensation and perks for this temporary position by emailing Chris Grannis,; include 5-10 examples of your photographic work.

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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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Support the PBSO by Buying a New T-Shirt!

In its first 10 years PBSO has performed 72 concerts with 94 works by 52 composers; premiered 5 new compositions by Maine composers, and reached more than 2,000 children with 10 Music for Children performances. You can help assure that the next decade is rich with many more inspired performances by supporting the PBSO, and one [ 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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International Dance

Tuesday, April 24 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Thursday, repeating until March 29, 2018

All Eastern European countries have at least some tradition of music and dance, usually celebrated by a Sunday Afternoon "Hora" (or dance) in the town square. Come learn these dances to exciting Greek, Romanian, Bulgarian and Israeli music. Everyone, including beginners, is welcome to come and explore this great tradition. By donation. For more information, please email

Sara Grey & Brian Miller: Irish Songs from the Logging Camps of Maine

Tuesday, April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Eastport Arts Center will feature Sara Grey and Brian Miller with a concert, Irish Songs from the Logging Camps of Maine, on Tuesday, April 24 at 7 pm. Grey and Miller’s program consists of tunes which have migrated to Northern New England, New Brunswick, Ontario, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Singer, story-teller and five-string banjo player Sara Grey has had a long and full career on the folk music scene. Back in 1969 the New York Times made note of the young…

Ecstatic Dance

Wednesday, April 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 25, 2018

Ecstatic Dance is returning to the Eastport Arts Center to every Wednesday from 5-6 pm, starting January 3. All are invited to come and dance to great rhythmic music and move however they wish (there will be no instruction); the group’s motto will be: “dance to release stress, and not to impress.” Attendees should wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring water to drink. Organizer Robin Farrin comments, “We intend to work up a good sweat and go home happy.” For…

KinderArts presents Tiny Yogis

Thursday, April 26 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am
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The Eastport Arts Center’s KinderArts program will feature Tiny Yogis sessions on Thursdays, April 26 through May 10, from 9:30-10:15 am. Instructor Caroline Coleman Dilio will teach yoga through music, dance and storybooks, and young participants will even learn meditation. Some yoga mats will be available but please bring yours along if you own one. These free classes are intended for children up to age 5; participants must come with a parent or caregiver. Following the Tiny Yogis series, KinderArts…

Yoga with Katie Wilson

Saturday, April 28 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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Katie Wilson will offer Gentle Flow yoga class on Saturday mornings from 8:30-9:30 am. Wilson is originally from New York, and began her yoga practice there, then received her RYT-200 certification while living in Florida. She has returned to Maine to be close to family and writes “The knowledge and tools that I’ve gained through my experience in yoga teacher training is something that I’m very passionate about sharing with each of my students. Yoga can bring such balance into…

Stage East Auditions for ‘Our American Cousin’

Saturday, April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Stage East is holding auditions for our summer production of Tom Taylor's "Our American Cousin." It is a classic three act farce made famous as the play that President Lincoln was watching when he was assassinated. The show will be directed by Stage East Vice President John Morton. If you have any questions, you can contact him at or (207) 904-9856. Auditions will be held April 21 and 28 at the Eastport Arts Center. We also need production crew…

4th Annual High School Jazz Night

Tuesday, May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Eastport Arts Center will present our fourth annual High School Jazz Night on Tuesday, May 1, at 7 pm. Performers will include the Calais Jazz  Band, led by Christine Proefrock, and the Shead High School Jazz Combo, led by Robert Sánchez. Following the concert, the EAC will host a reception and give audience members a chance to meet the young musicians. Calais band members include: Cassidy Carr, flute; Emily Alley, clarinet; Brynne Lander, clarinet and keyboard; Cole Johnson, alto sax;…

Painting with Wool: A Felting Workshop with Audra Christie

Sunday, May 6 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Eastport Arts Center will offer a felting workshop with Audra Christie on Sunday, May 6, from 12:30-4:30 pm. One of the oldest fiber crafts, felting is a process by which objects are made with wool fibers. There are two types: needle felting (a dry process) and wet felting. Christie will instruct participants in both wet felting and needle felting in the workshop, which is titled ‘Painting with Wool.’ Attendees will create a handmade sheet of felt with needle-felted embellishments; the…

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