First 2020 Biddeford ArtWalk to Go Virtual

Engine, the coordinator of the Biddeford ArtWalk, is moving its 2020 season kickoff on May 15 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm to a virtual event due to COVID-19 and the staged re-opening of business in Maine. “We believe that most people won’t feel comfortable gathering even in small groups for a

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PechaKucha Night Biddeford Virtual!

Check out our first Zoom PechaKucha Night Biddeford held on April 29, 2020 with four presenters, Nicholas Reichard, Amy Stacey Curtis, Rebekah Lowell, and Faye Warner, with emcee Chrystina Gastelum and Engine’s Tammy Ackerman. We hope you enjoy their personal stories.

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Maine Makers COVID-19 Response

In an effort to coordinate the wonderful efforts individuals are making throughout Maine to sew, 3D print, and laser cut personal protective equipment for medical professionals, we’ve created a registration form where makers can register their capacity and location. We’re hoping to coordinate with the state as soon as possible

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How we’re dealing with COVID-19

Running an arts organization during this time is incredibly challenging when there is so much need on the front lines.  Long term sustainability is what we are focused on right now. Just as we were here the past ten years to help downtown Biddeford recover from a different set of

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Engine launches free Cultural Exchange Box program

In response to Governor Mills’ mandate to Stay Home, Stay Healthy due to the pandemic, Engine is adapting its Cultural Exchange Program that had launched just prior to Biddeford Public Schools shuttering. Understanding that human basic needs are of the utmost priority, we are planning to adopt a CSA model–community

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Closed until further notice.

Engine is closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’d like to see the current show, Nano, please view items on our online marketplace. And, buy things if you can. We know it’s not as enjoyable as seeing work in person but this is what we can

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Nano, an exhibition of super-tiny works, featured in Maine Today

When Laura Dunn started making tiny clay pots, she couldn’t stop – and she couldn’t resist always trying to make them even smaller. We’re talking tiny, tiny pots. The smallest that Dunn displays at Engine in Biddeford is about the size of a grain of rice. She fills her pots

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Writing Workshop on Poetry & Mental Health Awareness with Maya Williams

Artist and performer Maya Williams will be leading a writing workshop on mental health awareness and poetry for high school students on Saturday April 11, from 2-4pm at Engine, 163 Main Street. The workshop is free for students to attend. Registration is required at https://www.feedtheengine.org/learn/youth-programs/ The workshop is aimed specifically

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Nano, a super-tiny art exhibition

Nano, opening February 8 extended through April 25. UPDATE: This exhibition will be extended through April 25, and–fingers crossed while socially distancing–we’ll be able to open to the public to allow viewing of this delightful exhibition of tiny works before we have to take it down. Biddeford–Nano, an invitational exhibition

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ENGINE LAUNCHES FALL APPEAL

Hello and Happy New Year! 2020 is a pivotal and exciting year for Engine! We turn TEN in January! Ten years of helping downtown Biddeford find itself, ten years of advancing the arts, and ten years of bringing arts education to area youth. In honor of this tremendous milestone, I bring you TEN exciting

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