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

Tue 10

Embodied Yoga & Mindfulness

Tuesday, December 10 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Tue 10

Ecstatic Dance

Tuesday, December 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wed 11

Laugh Lab!

Wednesday, December 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu 12

Gingerbread House Decorating Party

Thursday, December 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat 14

10th Annual Festival of Trees

Saturday, December 14 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Recently at the EAC

Construction Workshop Yields Diverse Halloween Houses

On October 26 at EAC Sara Myrick led a fun-filled morning of artistic expression for 17 area children and their accompanying family members. Each child created a Halloween-themed house, using an array of recycled materials: corrugated and thin cardboard, brown paper, egg cartons and more. The houses, swiftly constructed by the eager children and their … [Read More]

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Local Stars Shine in Stage East’s Broadway Revue

Featuring a diverse lineup of performers ranging from two first-timers to the stage to several with theatrical degrees, Stage East’s Broadway Musical Revue was a treat for enthusiastic audiences on November 1 and 3. Box office smash shows Wicked, Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera were well represented with 8 of the show’s 22 numbers, … [Read More]

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EAC Community Connects with Ed Asner

The Eastport Arts Center community spent a whirlwind four days with actor Ed Asner, his daughter and producer Liza Asner, and film and stage director Mitch Levine, as the political comedy God Help Us! was brought to the EAC stage. After an intensive period of rehearsal and technical arrangements, the show opened to an excited, … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery Hosted Pirate Jazz Jam

Eastport Gallery member Joan Lowden, “the bass lady,” led a group of musicians for a jazz jam on the gallery’s deck as part of August’s first Friday art walk and Eastport Pirate Festival’s opening day. Performers included familiar EAC faces Allan Gore, cajon, Alberta Hunter, guitar, Lauren Koss, vocals, percussion and kazoo, and Lee Suta, … [Read More]

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Summer Workshop Series Concludes with In-depth Ceramic Sculpture Experience

A weekend spent sculpting under the tutelage of Elizabeth Ostrander was a dream come true for the participants of this very popular August workshop. Inspired by Icelandic fairies, sea creatures, totem art, goddesses including Sedna the Eskimo goddess of the sea and others, each artist worked with paper clay to create a fully realized piece. … [Read More]

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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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Upcoming Events

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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Stage East Presents: ‘It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play’

Stage East Presents: It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio play by Joe Landry. New Year’s Eve, December 31st, 2019 at the Eastport Arts Center. Performances at 7 PM and 9:30 PM. It’s a Wonderful Life is one of the most inspirational and beloved movies, brought to new life as a 1940’s era live radio … [Read More]

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Embodied Yoga & Mindfulness

Lilli Danaea, RYT, will lead a weekly class focused on mindfulness practice, breath awareness, proper alignment and building strength and flexibility. Please bring your mat if you have one! Cost by sliding fee scale, $8-12. Info: lillireally@gmail.com. Please note: NEW students are invited to try their first class free of charge in November or December.

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10th Annual Festival of Trees

Eastport Arts Center’s 10th Annual Festival of Trees, a festive silent auction, will be held Saturday, December 14 from 4:30-5:30 pm. “Some say that this event is what gets them in the celebratory mood for the holiday season,” notes organizer Marged Higginson. “Between the outpouring of generous effort on the part of the incredibly creative … [Read More]

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Gingerbread House Decorating Party

The Eastport Arts Center will again offer its popular Gingerbread House-Decorating Party from 3-5 pm, Thursday, December 12. Participants young and young-at-heart are welcome to come decorate a house, whether as family teams or individuals. Young builders should come accompanied by a grownup helper; solo adults are also welcome to join the party. Participation fee … [Read More]

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Laugh Lab!

Come split your sides at Stage East’s newest offering, LAUGH LAB on December 4th and 11th from 6-8pm at the Eastport Arts Center. This recurring class lead by Island Institute fellow, Mark Macey, will incorporate improv, sketch comedy, and clowning. Participants will work to develop a sense of ease and play on stage while sharpening … [Read More]

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Announcements

EAC Prepares for Visiting Star Ed Asner

While the surrounding community hastily prepares for winter, with final garden harvests, wood chores and weatherizing, the EAC has been a hive of another type of activity. In preparation for the advent of actor Ed Asner, who’ll appear with local cast members in a political comedy on October 12 and 13, EAC staff and community … [Read More]

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EAC Welcomes Mark Macey, Island Institute Fellow

EAC is thrilled to announce its selection by the Island Institute, a Rockland organization that works to sustain island and remote coastal communities of Maine, as host site for Island Fellow Mark Macey. The Island Fellow program places recent college graduates in communities for one to two years, with objectives to meet community-stated needs through … [Read More]

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Life Drawing Workshop Seeks Models

Models/performers are sought to pose for EAC’s Life Drawing Workshop. Each drawing session begins with a series of short poses, ending with an hour-long pose. Those interested in modeling need no previous experience, as the workshop facilitator will discuss with them what is needed in advance of the drawing session, and there is a generous … [Read More]

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EAC, Stage East Featured in Podcast Series by Harvard Grad Quinn Rose

Setting the Stage is a four-part narrative podcast that tells the true story of the Stage East theater in Eastport. It features interviews with members of the Eastport community and Cornerstone Theater Company. The story begins in 1990, when a group of idealistic theater majors arrived in a sleepy fishing village with one lofty goal: … [Read More]

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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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