RENYS DONATES BUILDING TO ENGINE

Local Community Invited to Contribute to the Planning Process BIDDEFORD—The Reny family, which owns and operates the Renys chain of stores across Maine, is preparing to gift its three-story building in Biddeford to the nonprofit arts organization Engine. Located at 129 Main Street in the heart of downtown Biddeford, the

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SHAW’S CORPORATE SPONSORS CANSTRUCTION

Engine is pleased to announce that Shaw’s Corporate has agreed to sponsor Canstruction’s event to be held on October 28. Canstruction is an international charitable sculpture event that raised over 2 million pounds of food in 2010. [READ MORE HERE]. In addition to offering participating teams deep discounts on cans

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$10,000 COMMISSION ANNOUNCED

A $10,000 art commission announced on historic building in Biddeford.

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CANSTRUCTION COMES TO BIDDEFORD

The Maine chapter of the American Institute of Architects is teaming up with Engine, a community arts organization based in Biddeford, Maine, for CANSTRUCTION, a charitable sculpture event, using cans of food to create amazing sculptures by teams of architects, designers, engineers and students. The sculptures will be built inside

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ARTSPACE PRESENTS ARTIST LIVE/WORK PROJECTS

Artspace presents their artist live/work housing projects around the country. Can this happen here, in the mills?

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BIDDEFORD COALITION RECEIVES $50,000 GRANT

December 9, 2010 -The Biddeford coalition of Engine, University of New England, City Theater, and Heart of Biddeford was awarded a $50,000 Creative Communities = Economic Development Grant by the Maine Arts Commission.

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ENGINE RECEIVES $30,000 QUIMBY FAMILY FOUNDATION GRANT

Thanks to the Quimby Family Foundation’s strong belief in funding the arts in Maine, Engine has received a $30,000 grant to support operational costs for the organization’s first year. This grant will help secure a Main Street venue in downtown Biddeford to be announced this fall 2010.

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DEVELOPERS FIND COMMON THREAD

Engine partners with Thread to promote the arts in downtown Biddeford through the adaptive reuse of historic buildings into creative centers.

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EXPERIMENTS IN COLLABORATION

Take six artists and give them 6,000 square feet of raw space in a historic Maine mill and six weeks to make an installation with a focus on materials they find on-site.

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