Maine Craft Weekend Open House

Saturday, October 2 , 1 – 4 PM Visit downtown Biddeford’s rich fabric of local artisans and craftspeople working out of their studios, makerspaces, retail stores, and a variety of partnering businesses including Engine, Common Roots, The Compass Project, Bike Part Art, Suger, Trillium, Kyle Binette, Screwloose Arts. Join us

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Maine Street USA Film Screening

Free and open to the public! Thursday September 23rd, 7PM Top of Biddeford’s new parking garage at 15 Pearl Street We are excited to host this traveling showcase of documentaries produced by Maine filmmakers between January and May 2021. Born out of a desire to foster community and creative collaboration,

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GESTALT Opening & September ArtWalk Friday 9/17 5:30-7:30PM

Friends, A few weeks ago I got to experience one of the reasons I moved here to propel this creative community: Fringe Fest and River Jam! Y’all close the streets and turn our public spaces into a world full of fire dancers, light projection art, music, painting, weaving, pottery, film, photography, poetry and

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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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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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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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