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

Wed 16

Life Drawing Workshop with Anne Shields Hopkins

Wednesday, October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 17

KinderArts presents Tiny Yogis

Thursday, October 17 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Thu 17

International Dance

Thursday, October 17 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Fri 18

Frida Friday: Sip ‘n’ Paint Symbolic Portraits

Friday, October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 19

Gentle Flow Yoga

Saturday, October 19 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Recently at the EAC

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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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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Upcoming Events

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.

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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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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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Gentle Flow Yoga

Katie Wilson will offer Gentle Flow yoga class at the EAC 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 … [Read More]

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Palaver Strings: ‘Welcome Home,’ a program of music and stories from Maine’s immigrant communities

Eastport Arts Center welcomes the Potland-based Palaver Strings on Sunday, November 10 at 3 pm for Welcome Home, a program which celebrates the vitality of Maine’s immigrant communities through music and storytelling. In partnership with the Immigrant Welcome Center of Greater Portland (IWC), this program will be performed in Portland and 8 Maine locations, with … [Read More]

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KinderArts presents Tiny Yogis

Tiny Yogis sessions led by Caroline DiLio will resume for an 8-week session beginning September 19; the  program, which is part of EAC’s KinderArts offerings, is intended for children up to age 5. The group will meet from 9:30-10:15 am on Thursday mornings through November 7. DiLio will teach attendees yoga through music, dance and storybooks, and young participants … [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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