Eastport Arts Center

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Washington Street Gallery’s Annual Youth Art Exhibition

Eastport Arts Center is pleased to host the 7th annual Student Art Exhibit, featuring works created by students of the following schools: Beatrice Rafferty Elementary, Ellen Nicholas, instructor; Eastport Elementary and Shead High School, Sara Myrick, instructor; Edmunds Consolidated School, Melanie Tardiff, instructor; Elm Street Elementary, Lisa Bartlett, instructor; … [Read More]

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EAC Video? Find our back catalogue here

Whether brand new or ‘from the vault’ we present here a collection of videos for your enjoyment—musical offerings, including Quoddy Voices virtual choir pieces and Eastport Gallery’s ‘Music on the Deck’; PBSO’s ‘Get to Know Us’ series; KinderArts Craft along workshops; our Virtual Concert & Keyboard Talk; EAC Video’s … [Read More]

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EAC and COVID-19

The EAC Board has determined that the Arts Center building will remain closed to the public during the continuing COVID-19 crisis, until such time as we find that it is safe to resume sponsoring regular social gatherings that our patrons will feel safe attending. In the meanwhile, we will … [Read More]

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Stage East Announces 30th Anniversary Season

Stage East proudly announces its 30th anniversary season, running fall 2021 to summer 2022, with four full-scale productions as well as a staged reading. The fall opens with Too Much Light Make the Baby Go Blind, an hour-long offering of comedic 2-minute plays. The longest running show in Chicago theater history, Too Much … [Read More]

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ArtWalk Weekend Offers ‘Little Passport’ for Youth, Prizes Too!

July ArtWalk Passport Weekend introduces a new “Little Passport” activity for participants 16 and under. Youth may pick up a “Little Passport” map at the Sweeties ‘Chalk the Walk’ booth on Water Street between 10 am and 4 pm on Saturday July 24th.  After creating a chalk masterpiece on … [Read More]

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Avid Baker With Deep EAC Roots to Teach No-Knead Sourdough Technique

Next in the queue for Eastport Arts Center’s Summer Workshop Series is Sourdough Bread with Reuben Grannis, 1:30-3:30 pm, Tuesday, August 3. Reuben, grown son of Steve Grannis who has taught bread baking several times past at EAC, will teach the basics of making a no-knead sourdough bread, and share … [Read More]

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New Member Works & Helena Bosse’s“Capturing Eastport and Beyond” Shows Continue

The Eastport Gallery is open daily at 109 Water Street (at the corner of Washington Street), showcasing the 20 member artists with new works each month. If you are not able to visit the Water Street gallery in person, visit the online gallery anytime at www.eastportgallery.com. “Capturing Eastport and Beyond” a … [Read More]

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Energetic Ragtime Outfit to Return to EAC with Maine Songs

Seen first on the EAC stage in 2017, Roochie Toochie & the Ragtime Shepherd Kings gave a joyride of a performance for the Eastport community with their trademark old-timey pizzazz—glib and deft vocals, stunning musicality, sound effects, and vintage quirks galore. A video featuring clips from this show may … [Read More]

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‘Canned Sardine’ Returns July 24; Storytelling Workshop to Prime Tellers for Performance

The Canned Sardine, Stage East’s storytelling event, returns to the Sutherland Amphitheater on Saturday July 24th at 4pm. Storytellers of all stripes are encouraged to come share their tall tales, myths, autobiographies, or gut-busters with audience members as a part of the Eastport ArtWalk’s Passport Weekend.  Last month’s inaugural … [Read More]

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EAC Welcomes Lauren Elwood, Intern

Eastport Arts Center is delighted to welcome new intern Lauren Elwood, a recent graduate of Oberlin College with a BA in Theater and Dance. Elwood hails from from Bangor, Maine, and over the years spent multiple summers on the Maine coast working at summer stock theater. She acts, dances, … [Read More]

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Bosse Exhibition Captures Eastport for Gallery-goers

Eastport Gallery member Helena Bosse proudly opens her solo show, “Capturing Eastport and Beyond”, on July 18th. “You will see I love to paint Maine landscapes, seascapes, and floral gardens with occasional figures within them,” noted Helena. “Living in Maine most of my life has given me the opportunity … [Read More]

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Haiku & Haiga Workshop to Be Taught by Award-Winning Writer

Please join internationally-published haiku poet and haiga artist Catherine J.S. Lee at Eastport Arts Center for a two-session workshop on writing haiku and creating photo-haiga (an image-plus-haiku art form). Participants will learn some haiku basics and will practice them at the workshop and between the sessions, which will be … [Read More]

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Epoxy Resin Casting Offered in Workshop Series

Eastport Arts Center’s Summer Workshop Series continues with Melissa Newcomb’s Epoxy Resin Casting for Beginners, 1:30-4:30 pm, Tuesday, July 27. Geared for ages 12 and up, instruction will cover techniques for getting started with casting small objects in resin, using round trays. “Resin casting is a great way to preserve … [Read More]

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The work of Eastport Arts Center is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. The work of Eastport Arts Center is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.