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.

Learn more about the EAC here.

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Upcoming Events

Sun 16
Tue 18

Ecstatic Dance

Tuesday, June 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wed 19

International Dance

Wednesday, June 19 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Wed 19

Life Drawing Workshop

Wednesday, June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 20

KinderArts presents Tiny Yogis

Thursday, June 20 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Recently at the EAC

Youth Theater Group’s Wacky Spring Show Treated Audience to Lots of Laughs

EAC’s Children’s Theater Workshop presented Of Kings and Coconuts, an adaptation of Monty Python’s The Search for the Holy Grail, to a delighted audience on April 20. The group, which had 15 participants who came from as far away as St. Stephen, NB, and Trescott, and from as nearby as ‘next door,’ worked on the … [Read More]

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Wool Felting Double Header Enmeshed Participants in a Fascinating Medium

Participants in Audra Christie’s back-to-back wool felting workshops on April 27 and 28 immersed themselves in gloriously colored and textured wool roving and batting, hot sudsy water, and a special camaraderie as all engaged with the near-magical material in the transformation process of wet felting. The Saturday group learned to make spherical beads and the … [Read More]

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Arts Campers Reached for the Stars

Rocket ships, UFOs, aliens, pastel space paintings and more added up to an action-packed Outer Space themed April Vacation Arts Camp April 16-18 at Eastport Arts Center. Thirteen children from Eastport, Robbinston, Pembroke, Edmunds, Parsonsfield, Bangor, Scarborough and as far away as Bolivia (South America) explored their ideas of extra-terrestrial life, intergalactic travel and heavenly … [Read More]

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Schuth Show a Spring Treat for EAC

Sam Schuth, a familiar face for Eastport music-goers of nearly two decades, arrived home for a visit, musical friends in tow, on April 12. His April 13 recital presented a pleasing array of flavors and styles, and the near-full house clearly appreciated his efforts. In addition to performing solo renditions of Bach’s Chaconne and Misty Mazzoli’s … [Read More]

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EAC Community Members Thrilled to Host Raja Rahman

John Newell (center) and Linda Courtney (right) were psyched to host pianist Raja Rahman at their home after his EAC concert on November 11. “It was wonderful to get to know him,” noted Newell. “In terms of his concert, I will just say that he is an incredible pianist. He is indeed a virtuoso and presented what are … [Read More]

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Brundibár Project an Inspiration

“To have the opportunity to come up here and to be in this opera is really a rare treat, because oftentimes in Washington County we don’t get as much in the fine arts,” said Noah Carver, a Jonesport/Beals high school student before the final performance of Brundibár, a joint production of PBSO’s Music for Children … [Read More]

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Upcoming Events

International Dance

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, … [Read More]

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GOD HELP US! A Political Comedy starring ED ASNER

Eastport Arts Center is thrilled to announce: Sick of politics? Then… GOD HELP US! (A new political comedy starring Ed Asner as God!) GOD HELP US! is a play ripped from today’s headlines, an evening’s entertainment that is at once hilarious and thought provoking. Two pundits, Larry (a liberal lad) and Randi (a conservative gal), … [Read More]

Life Drawing Workshop

Participants in this two hour weekly workshop will approach drawing the figure through a series of short exercises that lead to an hour long study, using the drawing medium of their choice. Learning to draw the figure has long been the foundation of learning how to draw. Through history it has been both an academic … [Read More]

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The Concert Series

Eastport Arts Center’s annual Concert Series is delighted to announce the 2019 lineup, with events taking place Friday evenings at 7 pm. Performances include: June 28: Jane Lanctot & Jan Holms, baroque flute and harpsichord  July 12: Gregory Biss, piano Aug. 2: Molly Abrams, soprano Aug. 9: Sam Schuth, violin Aug. 16: Resinosa Ensemble, voice, cello, … [Read More]

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Ecstatic Dance

Ecstatic Dance has resumed weekly meetings at Eastport Arts Center. All are invited to come and dance to great rhythmic music and move however they wish on Tuesdays from 5-6 pm, weather permitting. Attendees should wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring water to drink. $3 suggested donation. For more information please email info@eastportartscenter.org.

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15th Annual Moose Island Follies

The 15th Annual Moose Island Follies, EAC’s spectacular fundraiser, will be held at 4 pm and 7:30 pm on Wednesday, July 3. The action-packed variety show will include music, theater, comedy, and more with a a mix of new acts and old favorites from near and far. Special champagne tickets are available which get the … [Read More]

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Announcements

Annual Follies Revue Seeking Talent

Auditions are ongoing for Eastport Arts Center’s 15th Annual Moose Island Follies, to be held as two performances, 4 and 7:30 pm, on Wednesday, July 3, as city-wide Fourth of July festivities are coming to a peak. Acts should be two-to-eight minutes in length and may consist of any type of performance—music, dance, physical stunts/comedy, … [Read More]

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Muster for Spring Cleaning Party

Community members willing to push up their sleeves and help with an EAC-wide spring cleaning effort are invited to join in for a work party. For details, please email Chris, chris@eastportartscenter.org.

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Outreach Program Brings the Arts to Area Preschoolers

Eastport Arts Center’s KinderArts program has received a Kars4Kids grant in support of expanded educational outreach efforts for the 2018/2019 school year. In collaboration with Theresa Fisk, District Early Childhood and Youth Coordinator for Washington County of the Cutler Institute, EAC has organized outreach visits of the KinderArts program for the Passamaquoddy Child Development Center, … [Read More]

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EAC Gift Certificates are ‘One Size Fits All’

Shop Local—from Home! What could be easier? Shop EAC Gift Certificates online, or purchase your certificate in person at the arts center. Certificates are redeemable at the box office for any EAC event, and make a perfect one-size-fits-all gift for everyone on your list!

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EAC’s Festival of Trees Seeking Decorators

As you enjoy the diamonds on the water, the treasures on the beaches, the produce from your organic gardens, your stunning flowers, the shore birds, the boats on the water, are you gathering ideas and nature’s bounty to be one of the 25 decorators who participate in the 9th Annual Festival of Trees on December 8? Back by … [Read More]

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A New Perspective from Backstage

by Susan Coopersmith   I signed my 8th grade photo to my grandmother “Love your actress granddaughter”. Throughout high school I was active in drama club, playing the “spirit” in our senior production of Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit. My plan was to go to UCLA to study acting. My parents, who were paying for my college … [Read More]

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