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BACAS | Who We Are

The mission of The Bucksport Area Cultural Arts Society is to stimulate the arts within the community and schools, provide a suitable space for the performing arts which is also audience friendly, provide work and display areas that enable a strong community and academic arts program, and promote life-long learning experiences for the citizens of Bucksport.

The Bucksport Area Cultural Arts Society is an organization dedicated to support and promote the cultural and performing arts for Bucksport and surrounding communities.

The Bucksport Area Cultural Arts Society was formed in the spring of 1999, following in the footsteps of Cultural Arts Auditorium Study Committee.  This committee worked diligently together for 18 months pursuing all facets of enriching our community by bringing the reality of a cultural arts center into being.  Ensuring the continued viability of such a project was also of importance to this group.

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Any person interested in supporting BACAS in its support of the arts may become a member. BACAS recognizes the importance of community involvement, and has set membership dues at very affordable rates.

All members are welcome to attend Bucksport Area Cultural Arts Society Board of Directors meetings which are held on the last Tuesday of each month, except December. The meetings take place at the Bucksport Town Office at 6:30 p.m.

Brian Leeman

In Memoriam Brian Leeman

ORLAND and BUCKSPORT – Brian C. Leeman, 53, died unexpectedly at his home Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. He was born in Bangor, the son of Robert W. Leeman, and Joyce A. (LeClair) Leeman Violette on July 6, 1960.

Brian graduated from Bucksport High School and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Prior to beginning work at Verso Paper, he was employed by New England Telephone Company.


Brian loved all things theater; was involved with Bucksport Community Theatre, and directed their production of Oklahoma. He also served as Vice President of BACAS (Bucksport Area Cultural Arts Society), and was also very much involved with the development of the new Bucksport Performing Arts Center. He served as a member of the Bucksport Town Council. 

Brian also had a special talent and love of computers and electronics, being a certified repair technician on many levels, and having previously been a partner in his own Electronics sales and service business, Silver Street Audio, here in Bucksport. Brian also had a great love and knowledge of both music and history. While employed at Verso Paper Mill, he was involved in both the Safety program, and in developing of graphics and software programs in the Training Program. Brian was a member of Union 261, where he served as President, Treasurer and Shop Steward. read the rest click here.

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