You’re Invited to Fringe Fest 2021!

Fringe Fest Fringe Fest is a performing arts-laced evening, produced by Engine: Propelling the Creative Community in partnership with the Heart of Biddeford… two downtown organizations coming together to build community via the arts! The River Jam Fringe Fest provides a canvas for the performing arts community to showcase their talents with interactive performances

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Looking out, looking in: an introspective

The Alice Gauvin Gallery is pleased to present its first exhibition, “Looking out, looking in: an introspective” in collaboration with Engine. This pop-up exhibition, held in Engine’s first floor galleries, will feature recent work by eleven artists. It showcases a range of media, including painting, drawings, collage and sculpture, created

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Plant one on me!

Plant one on me! A community art project with Subcircle artists in residence Rachel Zollinger and Jean Brennan Engine is excited to support this community art project in collaboration with subcircle artists-in-residence- interdisciplinary artists Rachel Zollinger (Arizona) and Jean Brennan (Beacon, NY). You are invited to participate! Rachel and Jean

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July ArtWalk: ‘Carnivore’ + Open Call for GESTALT

Art and creativity enthusiasts, This Friday July 16 from 5:30 – 7:30pm I will be at Engine for Biddeford’s second ArtWalk of 2021. I enjoyed meeting so many of you last month, and look forward to sharing with you what artists, makers, youth and community members have created so far this year with the

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2021 Biddeford ArtWalk

Engine reopens our space to community!

Everyone, I am thrilled to be reopening Engine as a space for creativity and community this summer. What’s on deck: We kick off the 2021 ArtWalk season on June 18. Biddeford ArtWalk is a free open to the public event celebrating local arts and creativity on the third Friday of the month from 5:30 – 7:30pm

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR FESTIVAL ARTIST IN RESIDENCE (FAiR) FOR FRINGE FEST 2021

Engine seeks a Festival Artist in Residence (FAiR) to create deep engagement through art, connecting the Biddeford community together by inviting community members to participate in the creative process. During the residency, the FAiR will facilitate relationships and inspire deeper levels of engagement and connection. Our community will receive the

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Artists working in an art studio

Engine featured in Maine Magazine

We are thrilled that our work inspiring and connecting our community through art, design, and education is featured in the May 2021 issue of Maine Magazine. Highlighting our new director Jess Muise and the vibrant community of artists and makers hosted in our affordable studios, collaborative darkroom, and makerspace, writer

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Art and an essay for our times by our exhibiting artist Stephen Burt

This emblem is an elaboration of the staff of Asclepius-the Greek god of healing and medicine. The serpent by its change of skin represents rebirth and fertility as well as deep knowledge. The rod of Asclepius has been transformed into a cane made of oak to aid those in need.

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Photo of Jess Muise

Hello from Engine’s new Executive Director, Jess Muise!

Hey everyone! I’m Jess Muise, the new Executive Director at Engine. I’m here! I live in Biddeford, ME. I am so excited to join this community and have this opportuity to lead such a wonderful organization. I am here because Engine is about transformation, and I am here to support people

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Performance series “en route” slated

Taking place in Engine’s gallery space, 𝗲𝗻 𝗿𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗲 is a walk up dance installation to be seen safely from the sidewalk that will showcase both film and live performances every Friday throughout the months of January and February. This series is generously curated and produced by dance artist Jacqui De França.

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