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Annual Community Show an Eastport Gallery (35th) Season Highlight

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ― Pablo Picasso When Eastport Gallery put out the call for its annual Community Show, members of the Eastport area picked up their paint brushes, pastels, cameras and all the other wonderful flotsam that is used to make art, and … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery Reveals Two New Members’ Shows

The Eastport Gallery is proud to be celebrating our 35th year, and presents two members shows: the General Works show and the ‘Smalls’ show. Always as a complement to the larger general show, the ‘smalls’ show, notes Eastport Gallery President Jude Kempe, is comprised of works thought of “As … [Read More]

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ArtWalk Features Floral Designer, Model and Yoga Teacher Lilli Danaea

by Joan Lowden ArtWalk featured artist Lilli Danaea and her partner Nick visited Eastport on a whim in the dead of winter in 2018, met a few folks, then returned to Eastport in June to stay and see how life would unfold for them. Inspired by nature—her greatest muse, … [Read More]

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Eastport’s ArtWalk Celebrates Pride Month

June is Pride month and adopting this theme, many of the 30+ window galleries in homes and businesses around Eastport will include rainbow or pride-themed pieces in their displays. The ArtWalk project encourages people to walk for exercise while basking in the natural and cultural beauty blooming around town. … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery Unveils ‘Paperworks’ Exhibition

As a kickoff celebration for their 35th year, Eastport Gallery presents Paperworks, a virtual exhibition of affordable works on paper by members, opening Friday, May 22 and running through June 5. Linked to the new shop feature on the gallery’s website, the show spotlights works priced at $50 and … [Read More]

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ArtWalk Continues: Map and Gallery Updated; Featured Artist: Vittoria Chierici

Local artists and organizers Anne Shields Hopkins and Joan Lowden, in association with Eastport Arts Center, Eastport Gallery and the Tides Institute & Museum of Art, proudly introduced the Eastport ArtWalk Map on April 24th. One participant, Italian painter Vittoria Chierici, was scheduled to return to her home bases … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery Goes Virtual with ‘Hearts’ Exhibition

Eastport Gallery’s first-ever virtual exhibition—Hearts—opened this week. “The Hearts show came into being in mid-March when the coronavirus pandemic became a sudden reality in our country and region,” said member Lora Whelan, who had the idea for the exhibition, and worked with gallery president Jude Kempe to bring the … [Read More]

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Artists to Launch ArtWalk, Using Eastport Windows as Gallery Space

Artists and organizers Anne Shields Hopkins and Joan Lowden invite collaborators to participate in a new project: the Eastport ArtWalk. A self-guided walking tour (to follow while you are safely walking for exercise) and map of window galleries all around town will be launched on Friday April 24th, to include artwork … [Read More]

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Artistic Pursuits Continue at Home for Area Students

While EAC’s Youth Art Month Exhibition continues, showcasing works from K-12 students of Washington County, we caught up with some of the participating teachers and parents about how art study is continuing at home.  “Making art is a good way for students to express how they’re feeling right now,” said … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery Launches Virtual Gallery With Tributes to Joyce Weber and Dominic Noe

Eastport Gallery has launched a new virtual gallery for art-lovers to explore. Currently featured on the page are tribute sections for two beloved and recently departed artists: founder Joyce Weber and longtime member Dominic Noe. In addition, representative works by members may be enjoyed. Coming soon to the site … [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.