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.

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Upcoming Events

Thu 09

KinderArts presents Tiny Yogis

Thursday, April 9 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Wed 15

Life Drawing Workshop

Wednesday, April 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sun 19

Sunday Afternoons at the EAC

Sunday, April 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
May 30

Contra Dance with the Moose Island House Players

Saturday, May 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Recently at the EAC

Poets’ Correspondence Inspires Playwright, Production Team

Coming into fruition after a rehearsal period of nearly 7 months, Stage East and Magnificent Liars’ Dear Elizabeth ran February 14-23, offering theatergoers a nuanced, immersive experience of Sarah Ruhl’s play about the friendship of poets Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, written using only text from the poets’ letters and poetry.  “They wrote more than eight hundred pages of … [Read More]

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Epoxy Students Stuck It All Together

On January 25, Melissa Newcomb presented a workshop on Epoxy Basics for a group of 20 students at Eastport Arts Center (EAC). Newcomb’s teaching technique and her very organized set-up made for a fun and creative class. Students learned the dos and don’ts of working with epoxy resin, and many different ways to enhance their work. “Each person created … [Read More]

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Contra Dances with Moose Island House Players a Huge Hit

The Moose Island House Players—Alice S. Clair, Ross and Brandy Argir, Susan Luthin and Joan Lowden—and caller Eustacia Landrum delighted large groups of dancers at their first two dances—February 1 and 29. The group, which formed recently in hopes of bringing regular contra dances to Eastport and surrounding communities, are looking forward to continuing the contra dance series.

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Sunday Talk Spotlights Service Dogs

by Anne Stanley What is a “service” dog and how is a service dog trained? On February 16, as part of the Sunday Afternoons at the EAC series, Eastport resident Jeanne Katkavich and her service dog, Sadi, captivated their audience by answering these and many other questions. We learned that a service dog is individually trained to do a specific task or … [Read More]

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International Dinner Just as Tasty, But Greener Than Ever

Eastport Arts Center’s annual International Dinner was held February 15, a festive occasion replete with aromatic dishes from around the world enjoyed by candlelight under the center’s display of national flags.  “Every bite was delicious,” said first-time attendee Katherine Swann. “I was pleasantly surprised by the variety! Honestly, I sat at the table and observed all the new faces, … [Read More]

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Newcomers and Veterans Alike Drawn to Stage East’s ‘Wonderful Life’ 

With a swift rehearsal period of just one month, and only Saturday afternoons for the first three weeks, Stage East’s It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play was a chance for a group of 20 performers to participate, without a production’s usual staggering time commitment, in a crowd-pleasing holiday tale. Several of the cast were new to the … [Read More]

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Upcoming Events

KinderArts presents Tiny Yogis

The Eastport Arts Center KinderArts program’s popular Tiny Yogis sessions will resume starting April 2, and will meet weekly through June 11, skipping April 23. The group meets on Thursdays from 9:30-10:15 am. Instructor Caroline DiLio will teach yoga through music, dance and storybooks, and young participants will even learn meditation. Owner of Maine Moon Kids Yoga, DiLio is a … [Read More]

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KinderArts presents Tiny Yogis

The Eastport Arts Center KinderArts program’s popular Tiny Yogis sessions will resume starting April 2, and will meet weekly through June 11, skipping April 23. The group meets on Thursdays from 9:30-10:15 am. Instructor Caroline DiLio will teach yoga through music, dance and storybooks, and young participants will even learn meditation. Owner of Maine Moon Kids Yoga, DiLio is a … [Read More]

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KinderArts presents Tiny Yogis

The Eastport Arts Center KinderArts program’s popular Tiny Yogis sessions will resume starting April 2, and will meet weekly through June 11, skipping April 23. The group meets on Thursdays from 9:30-10:15 am. Instructor Caroline DiLio will teach yoga through music, dance and storybooks, and young participants will even learn meditation. Owner of Maine Moon Kids Yoga, DiLio is a … [Read More]

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KinderArts presents Tiny Yogis

The Eastport Arts Center KinderArts program’s popular Tiny Yogis sessions will resume starting April 2, and will meet weekly through June 11, skipping April 23. The group meets on Thursdays from 9:30-10:15 am. Instructor Caroline DiLio will teach yoga through music, dance and storybooks, and young participants will even learn meditation. Owner of Maine Moon Kids Yoga, DiLio is a … [Read More]

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KinderArts presents Tiny Yogis

The Eastport Arts Center KinderArts program’s popular Tiny Yogis sessions will resume starting April 2, and will meet weekly through June 11, skipping April 23. The group meets on Thursdays from 9:30-10:15 am. Instructor Caroline DiLio will teach yoga through music, dance and storybooks, and young participants will even learn meditation. Owner of Maine Moon Kids Yoga, DiLio is a … [Read More]

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KinderArts presents Tiny Yogis

The Eastport Arts Center KinderArts program’s popular Tiny Yogis sessions will resume starting April 2, and will meet weekly through June 11, skipping April 23. The group meets on Thursdays from 9:30-10:15 am. Instructor Caroline DiLio will teach yoga through music, dance and storybooks, and young participants will even learn meditation. Owner of Maine Moon Kids Yoga, DiLio is a … [Read More]

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Announcements

Live Community Drawing Group Formed Online by EAC Instructor

Zoom in and draw in community! EAC is excited to announce a new online portrait drawing group, organized by Anne Hopkins, our Life Drawing leader. Participating artists will take turns holding 5-20 minute poses for each other. Each artist—whether amateur or experienced—will have a turn to draw. “We can then share our experience and what we’ve made,” noted Hopkins. … [Read More]

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Ride the Airwaves ‘Round the World’ with Chorus’ New Accompanist

EAC’s international community chorus, Quoddy Voices, recently announced that their new accompanist is Jane Lanctot—Lubec resident, multi-instrumentalist, scholar of Cambodian music, electrical engineering and mathematics, AND host of Round the World with Cracklin’ Jane, a radio show aired online and via Eastport’s Shead High School radio station, WSHD-LP. Cracking away on producing new shows each week from her extensive … [Read More]

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Arts Resources for Creative Community—from Home

We at EAC have been thrilled to see all of the efforts being put forth by educators to bring arts education into our lives and homes during this time when participating in community means staying at a distance from others. Please feel free to email us additional suggestions for this page, and we’ll keep adding on. Cherryfield-based artist and … [Read More]

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Eastport Teacher Launches Online Art Lessons with Upcycling Focus

Beloved educator Sara Myrick, a longtime instructor of EAC youth workshops and camps, and art teacher for the Eastport schools, has launched an ‘Art with Ms M’ page on Facebook, and is sharing art time with her students—and anyone else who’d like to watch. Myrick’s lessons have always reflected a frugal, resource-conscious stance, and she has introduced many children … [Read More]

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Children’s Theater Workshop Steps into Wonderland

EAC’s Children’s Theater Workshop has responded to building closure with a graceful pivot and plan for an online continuation of the group’s Alice in Wonderland production, originally planned for a May performance. “Of course the show will look very different,” said Mark Macey, director of the play. “We’ll continue to use the story of Alice in Wonderland as a … [Read More]

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EAC Dance Groups Continue Online

EAC’s two weekly dance groups—Ecstatic Dance and International Dance—will continue to offer opportunities for participation, via YouTube playlists. The Ecstatic group has always provided dancers a chance to cut loose and dance with no rules or judgement, and the initial playlist offers listeners some great inspiration to do the same from the comfort of home. The International Dancers have … [Read More]

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