Celebrating Independence

Celebrating Independence

Posted by admin in Artist Profiles, ArtWalk Schedule, featured, Galleries, Main Page on 30. Jun, 2011 | 0 Comments

Eastport, Maine is one of the best places in America to Celebrate the Fourth of July. The “city” swells to 10 times it’s normal size for a few days. Native Eastporters travel from all over the globe to be in town for Old Home Week. There are always high school reunions, the Navy always sends [...]

Eastport Openings

Eastport Openings

Posted by admin in Artist Profiles, ArtWalk Schedule, featured, Galleries, Main Page on 16. Jun, 2011 | 1 Comment

For a year and a half now, there has been a concerted effort to start an Eastport Artwalk for our fair city of Eastport, Maine. It would be patterned after the downtown art walks in big cities all over the world. Most cities adopt a First Friday, First Thursday, Second Saturday, one evening a month, [...]

We’re Back!

We’re Back!

Posted by admin in Artist Profiles, ArtWalk Schedule, Galleries, Main Page on 24. May, 2011 | 0 Comments

After a brief hiatus the Island of Art blog is back, and just in time for a new season in Eastport. This will be the the first spring in a long time, that native son, Donald Sutherland, and his Earth Forms studio will not be part of the downtown art scene. Donald passed away in [...]

Art in November

Art in November

Posted by admin in Artist Profiles, ArtWalk Schedule, Galleries, Main Page on 12. Nov, 2010 | 0 Comments

Typically, the Art scene in Eastport winds down after the beginning of October. The Water Street shops close up, and the opening gatherings become a summer memory. Last year, Roland LaVallee’s Crow Tracks Woodworking Gallery and the Commons stayed open all year. The Knott so Famous Art Gallery/Rose Garden had a monthly “Meet the Artist” [...]

Holding the Art world at (the) Bay

Holding the Art world at (the) Bay

Posted by admin in ArtWalk Schedule, Galleries, Main Page on 16. Sep, 2010 | 0 Comments

Each year, the perfect culmination of the summer Art season in Eastport is the “Two Countries/One Bay Art Studio Tour”. The tour has fittingly been organized by the Tides Institute and Museum of Art, which has become a dynamic force in identifying the current and historical Art of this area. For the fourth year, the [...]

Thermoplastic Downeast – Yankee Magazine

Posted by admin in Artist Profiles, ArtWalk Schedule, Main Page on 26. Aug, 2010 | 0 Comments

Thermoplastic Downeast – Yankee Magazine.Richard Van Buren gets discovered in Eastport!

Sharing Art

Sharing Art

Posted by admin in ArtWalk Schedule, Galleries, Main Page on 11. Aug, 2010 | 0 Comments

Four Artists from the Eastport Gallery have shows opening this week in Eastport. Since the “Doors and Windows” show has another week to go, the Gallery space would be crammed full, if there wasn’t something really creative going on. Naturally, since it’s Eastport, there is a lot of creative activity this weekend. First. at the [...]

Indian Days and more

Indian Days and more

Posted by admin in ArtWalk Schedule, Main Page on 06. Aug, 2010 | 0 Comments

The summer is almost half over, but still the calendar is full. This weekend the 45th annual Indian Days Celebration will be taking place in Sipayak, the Passamaquoddy reservation on the northern border of Eastport. Indian Days gives the art lover an exposure to the many varied works of native Artisans and Craftspeople, and allows [...]

In the Seventies

In the Seventies

Posted by admin in ArtWalk Schedule, Galleries, Main Page on 22. Jul, 2010 | 0 Comments

The rest of the United States is steaming. It’s 101 degrees in Raleigh, NC, and 110 in Arizona. Boston is breaking 90 almost every day, and it seems like there is just no place to go for relief. No place except for Eastport, Maine. While the temperatures have occasionally crept into the eighties on Moose [...]

Don’t Overlook this Block Party!

Don’t Overlook this Block Party!

Posted by admin in ArtWalk Schedule, Galleries, Main Page on 15. Jul, 2010 | 0 Comments

For years, the old brick buildings stood empty. Any visitor who came to Eastport would come down Washington Street and have it dead end into what became the core of the “Eastport Vacant Buildings Festival”. The block is immortalized in a youtube video entitled “Lament” from 1989, as a sad, desolate and lonely place. Things [...]