Embrace Artful Living & The Mastery of Small Things

Enjoy the creative work of Downeast artists and artisans in our Eastport shop and here in our new Online shop.

See our New Featured Collection — The Mastery of Small Things, where three of our jewelry artists have mastered using little finds to create Big Impressions.  Perfect for a personal treat or gift giving.

Visit our Encore! Featured Collection – Embrace Artful Living – Creating Cozier Times, with Maine-made culinary and home decor pieces— perfect selections for fall projects and as gifts for some of your favorite people — or maybe for yourself.

We invite you to consider an Autumn Getaway or to plan a Winter Retreat in our rental suites —facing the sunrise and moonrise on Passamaquoddy Bay.

The Women of the Commons
— Linda, Meg, and Nancy

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"Distinctive Creations & Spaces for Artful Living"

Our Water Street Shop, new Online Shop, and Seaside Gallery proudly present Distinctive Creations for Artful Living created by local artists and artisans. We also have two upscale casual rental suites situated at the edge of the bay, designed and cared for to provide comfort and enjoyment. We invite you to visit us at The Commons in Eastport, Maine or visit us in our new Online Shop. Either way, we look forward to your visit.

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A Holiday Opportunity to Give and Receive

Artist Meg McGarvey’s Work Benefits Peavey Memorial Library and Eastport Arts Center!

Eastport artist, Meg McGarvey, is offering a gift opportunity for the coming holiday season. Anyone purchasing one of her boxed shell ornaments for $45, will have $20 of that purchase price divided evenly between the Eastport Arts Center and the Peavey Memorial Library in Eastport. Meg and The Commons want to support these local organizations and their continuing programs.

Meg McGarvey sources her designs and creations from nature. She spins wool and uses shells and other beach finds in wall hangings and jewelry. Meg is one of the partners at The Commons and takes great joy in being part of such a stellar grouping of other artisans and artists. 

Eastport Arts Center (photo courtesy of Dr. Laurie Churchill via EAC)
Peavey Memorial Library (photo courtesy of Tides Institute)

Seaside Gallery

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

Come for a Seaside Getaway

Water's Edge and Tide Watcher Upscale Casual Suites

Water’s Edge and Tide Watcher are available year-round. Enjoy the muffled morning sounds of fishing boats leaving the harbor, watch seals and loons, welcome the first sunrise and moonrise in the nation, and enjoy a restful night’s sleep. Read more about our casual upscale rental suites. 

We are so grateful to be back home in The Commons again. We are so appreciative of and impressed by what you have created in this community. Thanks for letting us be part of it.

Deb & Jim, Washington, DC
August 2019

Tide Watcher suite is a dream. The ladies of The Commons have thoughtfully provided every creature comfort one could want. We were cozy during the blustery storm and today is picture perfect. As many others have written, I hope to return.

Traci, California
October 2019

Back for our second visit to The Commons! Our first trip was an exceptional long weekend last fall, during which we stayed in Water's Edge. We loved Eastport so much we immediately began planning to return this summer. This time, we stayed the entire week, really experiencing all the town has to offer. A wonderful corner of the world -- hope to return!

Chris & Susan, Ohio
June 2019

What a wonderful suite! Eastport has an abundance of charm and more than a little intrigue! We will be returning again and again!

Peter & Melissa, Pennsylvania
August 2019

Your Safety Is Our Priority

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, Nancy

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