The Commons Eastport first opened its doors in May of 2004 in the historic former Hayscale Building with a showing of the unique work of several dozen local artists in the first-floor gallery. The gallery now displays the work of more than 100 talented artists and artisans, including: cards, gourds, silk jackets, toddler Aran sweaters, sea glass jewelry, Passamaquoddy baskets, CDs by local musical groups, suede hot mats, wooden bowls and pewter whales. The gallery is open year-round, and orders placed by phone can be shipped.

On the second floor are two upscale-casual rental condos. These fully furnished year-round accommodations are available for long or short stays. The view from the deck over Passamaquoddy Bay and its mighty tides is stunning in all seasons and all weathers. 

The Commons is located on the waterfront, next to the Fisherman Statue and the Fish Pier in Eastport's walkable Historic District and is one of 30 buildings on Water Street on the National Register of Historic Places,