The Gifts of Art & Words

We are pleased to bring you our new Featured Collection which we believe will fill your heart and soul — and maybe even add to your home and office —with beautiful artistic creations, colorful and inspiring scenes, creative writing, charming stories, amazing illustrations, soaring music and even artful greeting cards with framable covers and intentionally blank inner space upon which to send thoughts, hopes, prayers, good wishes to others. Please Enjoy!



The Commons is a women-owned business in Eastport — on the Downeast Coast of Maine. Our vision is offering Artful Living© Goods and Experiences through our Water Street Shop and Sea Side Gallery, Tide Watcher and Water’s Edge Year Round Rental Suites, and this newest venture — our Online Shop.

Learn more about our story and explore the area of Eastport, Maine.

Our flagship shop on Water Street in Eastport, Maine

Creations from Maine's Good Nature

An exciting variety of new and favorite creations found in our Flagship Shop on Maine’s Downeast Coast.

Passamaquoddy Arts

We are pleased and proud to begin what will be a growing collection of Tribal Art created by Passamaquoddy Tribal artists.

The Mastery of Small Things

View the work of four Maine artists who have mastered using little finds to create Big Impressions.  Perfect for a personal treat or gift giving.

Cozier Times Collection

We have selected Maine-made culinary and home decor pieces to bring warmth and joy into your home to embrace Artful Living. 


The Commons Online Shop


Alexandra Campbell-Mickelinc

Nature-Inspired Cards

Sally Erickson

Creator of Vejibags

Charlie Hinkel

Artistic Kitchen Tools

Konrad Hunter

Designs in Glass and Wood

Janis Lesbines

Dichroic Glass Pendants

Betty Maker

Maine Blueberry Products

Peter Neptune

Sweetgrass Braids

Victoria Neptune

Passamaquoddy Sweetgrass Bookmarks

Laura Pierce

Jewelry from the Sea and Shore

Jean Stoneton

Fine Jewelry in Silver

Jeanette Ware

Silver Jewelry Inspired by Nature

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Eastport, Maine

Enjoy a Seaside Getaway


Take in the first sunrise and moonrise over Passamaquoddy Bay in our suites Water’s Edge and Tide Watcher. Enjoy the muffled morning sounds of fishing boats leaving the harbor, watch seals and loons, and enjoy a restful night’s sleep. Read more about our casual upscale rental suites. 

We at The Commons are committed to keeping our shoppers, suite guests and staff healthy during this most challenging COVID-19 pandemic.  Please know that we are complying with all national and state CDC regulations, travel restrictions and personal interaction practices.  Please call us if you have any questions at 207-853-4123.  Our best wishes for your health, and that of your loved ones.

– Linda, Meg and Nancy

The Commons Gallery

The Seaside Gallery is currently presenting the Artful Living Collection that includes the work of Marcia Crumley, John Cashore, and Alanna Baird.

Shop one-of-a-kind gifts

Browse the work of local Maine artisans