WHO WE ARE

WELCOME TO THE COMMONS

The Commons is a women-owned business on the Downeast Coast of Maine. Our vision is offering Artful Living Goods and Experiences through our flagship shop and gallery, our seaside rental suites, and this newest venture — our Online Shop.

Learn more about our story and about the place we call home.

Our flagship shop on Water Street in Eastport, Maine

Passamaquoddy Arts

A FEATURED COLLECTION

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

ENCORE COLLECTIONS

The Mastery of Small Things

Our latest collection featuring three 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

FEATURING MAINE ARTISANS

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A GIFTING OPPPORTUNITY TO GIVE BACK

Artist Meg McGarvey’s Work Benefits Area Organizations

Anyone purchasing a set of boxed shell ornaments by Eastport artist, Meg McGarvey, for $45, and/or Meg’s Tide Catcher shell and beach findings wall and window piece for $128 will have $20 of the purchase price(s) divided evenly between the Eastport Arts Center and the Peavey Memorial Library in Eastport.

Enjoy a Seaside Getaway

BOOK YOUR STAY AT OUR YEAR-ROUND SUITES

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