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 19

Ecstatic Dance

Tuesday, February 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wed 20

Life Drawing Workshop

Wednesday, February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 21

International Dance

Thursday, February 21 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Sat 23

Children’s Theater Workshop

Saturday, February 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Sun 24

Recently at the EAC

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 [ 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 [ More… ]

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Day of Jazz a Bright Spot for Many

EAC hosted an exciting day of jazz for students and the public on Friday, October 19th. The day began at noon with a big band concert for 126 student musicians from Alexander, Calais, Eastport and Washington Academy. The band featured 19 talented college musicians under the direction of Dr. Philip Edelman, who talked comfortably with the audience, telling them [ More… ]

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Pop-ups Conclude Summer Workshop Series

An appreciative group met with Jo Smith, traveling art educator from Virginia, to learn the process of making a variety of pop-up cards and pop-up pages in books during the concluding workshop of EAC’s Summer Workshop Series on August 21. Using beautifully colored card stock, origami, scrapbook pages, wires, stickers and more, the card creators made three-dimensional cards [ More… ]

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Young Performers a Perennial Delight

This year’s Young Persons’ Concert, which concluded the EAC Concert Series on August 31, featured an enjoyable range of styles and some very charismatic acts. Performers included Siobhan Duffy, violin; Cora Zipperer-Sánchez, violin; Milei Kido, piano; Luna and Sarah Lord, flute; Isaac Atkinson, bass guitar; Roy Duffy, trumpet; Ellis Zipperer-Sánchez, guitar; and Kieran Weston, drums. The EAC would like to [ More… ]

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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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Upcoming Events

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), [ More… ]

KinderArts presents Tiny Yogis

The Eastport Arts Center’s KinderArts program’s popular Tiny Yogis sessions will continue weekly starting March 21, and will run through June 27, skipping April 18. 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 [ More… ]

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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, [ 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.

Life Drawing Workshop

The Eastport Arts Center will resume its Life Drawing Workshop on January 16. The group will meet each Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on the first floor of the Arts Center. Participants in the two hour weekly workshop will approach drawing the figure through a series of short exercises that lead to an hour [ More… ]

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Children’s Theater Workshop

Eastport Arts Center’s Children’s Theater Workshop (CTW) will begin its winter session on January 26. The group will meet Saturdays from 10-11:30 am for 8 weeks, and will conclude with a public presentation on March 23. This season, the group will be working on theater craft and having fun; Chris Grannis and Susan Coopersmith will get the [ More… ]

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Announcements

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 [ 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 [ More… ]

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‘Nothing But Nudes!’ Show on View

Art lover Dagny Silins enjoys chatting with painter Keith Andreucci about his work at the opening reception for Washington Street Gallery’s Nothing But Nudes! exhibition, which will run through September 30. The show features 45 artists, who have contributed 63 works in many media, including oil, watercolor, sculpture, jewelry, encaustic, photography, and drawing. Read more about the exhibition, and [ More… ]

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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, chris@eastportartscenter.org; include 5-10 examples of your photographic work.

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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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