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 [...]

It’s the Season

It’s the Season

Posted by admin in Artist Profiles, Galleries, Main Page on 02. Dec, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Eastport Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the First Annual “Eastport Historic Homes Holiday Tour” this Saturday and Sunday, and many of the classic old houses are getting gussied up to welcome visitors. The first week of December also promises more Eastport Art activity than any previous December that comes to mind. The Breakwater Gallery [...]

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 [...]

Mythical Proportions

Mythical Proportions

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

Eastport is a magical little fishing village on the coast of Maine. The harbor filled with boats, the breakwater lined with children, fishing poles, and old people swapping stories. There is a sense of the way life used to be a century ago, with the old brick buildings downtown and the tree-lined neighborhoods. Fast food [...]

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 [...]

Opening Night

Opening Night

Posted by admin in Galleries, Main Page on 28. Jul, 2010 | 1 Comment

Roland LaVallee’s art is detailed, primative, quirky, realistic and avant garde. While he started out being a woodcarver, carving birds and animals, he progressed to mermaids, comical people, primitive paintings, and lately, working with computer imaging and his carvings to create his own genre. Another thing that makes Roland’s art so popular is that it [...]

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 [...]