Engine, Inc.

Biddeford, ME

Engine’s mission is to connect and inspire our community through art, design, and education. Engine envisions a community and economy in which art, design, and education are valued, integrated, and celebrated. We believe that commerce follows culture, art should integrate, not alienate, and that art, in its fullest expression, not only impacts individuals but transforms communities.

Based on Main Street in a revitalizing Biddeford, Engine is a multi-faceted arts and educational non-profit organization. Founded in 2010, Engine sprang from the idea that arts are essential to economic and community development. Since its founding, the organization has sparked a new vitality in Biddeford’s downtown through its exhibitions, events, and education programs. Creating space for creativity benefits Biddeford by supporting a diverse, culturally-rich, and connected community. All fee-based programs are offered on a sliding scale, and our free community events are open to the public. Our long-standing collaboration with community-based, municipal, non-profit, and for-profit stakeholders has made Engine an arts and innovation leader in York County. The organization applies human centered design thinking to approach our shared challenges and uplift diverse voices.