Upcoming at SPACE



Main Gallery

Monday 05.01.2017 through Monday 04.10.2017
GET READY WEEKLY (GRW), Portland’s platform for visual resistance production, will be in residence at SPACE Gallery from April 10th through May 1, 2017.


Saturday 05.13.2017 through Friday 04.07.2017

Artist Talk


Sunday 05.07.2017
POLYPHONIC PORTRAITS OF A NEW AMERICA is comprised of Natalie Bookchin's award-winning film Long Story Short, a
Monday 05.22.2017
Dairy farmers remain the backbone of the region’s agriculture but fight for survival in an age of artisan cheese and kale.
Wednesday 05.24.2017
Trying to outrun his bad luck, a young Muslim refugee in Minneapolis seems like he just might make it, until he crosses paths with a stray dog.
Wednesday 05.31.2017
Winner of the Grand Jury Documentary prize at the Sundance Film Festival, Syrian filmmaker Fayyad and Danish co-director Johannessen’s breathtaking work – a searing example of boots-on-the-ground r


Friday 04.28.2017
In a scene that has become largely repetitive, nostalgia driven, and prone to navel gazing, few bands stand out as truly breaking new ground.
Saturday 04.29.2017
The long-awaited return of one of our favorite shows in the world!
Saturday 05.06.2017
Screaming Females make their triumphant return to SPACE on the heels of the release of their sixth album, Rose Mountain.


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Friday, April 7, 2017 to Saturday, May 13, 2017

Arto Lindsay with Beauty Pill and Greg Jamie

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 8:00pm
Doors at: 

doors at 7pm


BARISHI with Sunrunner, HOLY FILTH, and Megog

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 8:30pm
Doors at: 

doors at 8pm


The Dance Cartel

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 9:00pm
Doors at: 

doors at 8pm


Get Ready Weekly May 1st

Monday, May 1, 2017 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Community event

Think and Drink: Policing, community, protection, and trust in the 21st century

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 6:30pm
Doors at: 

Doors at 6:00

Health/Care Film Series

American healthcare has emerged in recent years as a hot-button issue, generating vigorous debates over a system that many agree to be at best, fairly inefficient and at worse, in need of serious overhaul. In fulfilling the “Ideas” element of SPACE Gallery’s “Arts, Artists, Ideas” directive we present our Health/Care Film Series in January and February 2013. Three films, paired with discussions,... MORE
Feb 13, 2013
Film: Escape Fire
Jan 9, 2013
Jan 18, 2013, Jan 19, 2013, Jan 20, 2013

Summer Music Film Series

Music films are a natural fit at SPACE since they bridge two of the programming worlds we curate year-round. We’ve put together a diverse lineup of films about music and musicians to help fill the summer months. Take a look. There should be something for just about any taste. 
Jul 25, 2013
Aug 6, 2013
Aug 15, 2013

Maine College of Art Illustrators' Film Series

SPACE Gallery and the Maine College of Art Illustration Department have teamed up to curate a small series of films about cartoonists and illustrators.
Sep 24, 2013
Dec 3, 2013
Jan 14, 2014
Feb 25, 2014

Think and Drink

We’ve all had deep discussions with our friends while we’re out at night—why not add a couple of experts to the mix and really take it up a notch? That’s the idea behind Think & Drink, a happy-hour series in Portland that sparks provocative conversations about big ideas. The series invites you to participate in a facilitated public conversation with two panelists who have expertise in the... MORE
Community event: Think & Drink
Feb 5, 2014
Community event: Think and Drink
Mar 5, 2014
Community event: Think and Drink
Apr 2, 2014
Community event: Think and Drink
May 7, 2014

Iceland Cometh!

Iceland Cometh! is our first weekend celebrating our Nordic neighbors as innovative cultural leaders. We're proud to offer a free concert, free film screening, and free hot dogs to bring our community together in a triumphant exaltation of all things Iceland.
Mar 15, 2014
Mar 14, 2014


SPACE Gallery’s curiosity is the foundation of our programming. Manifest as art, design, innovation, writing, critical thinking, or by other means, ideas stick in our minds, create discussion and raise questions about our perceptions of the world. INSIGHT is a program for our lead donors who give $250 or more each year. We invite you to explore with us, seeking insight into the... MORE
Dec 17, 2012
Jan 22, 2013
May 18, 2013
Oct 7, 2013
Jun 18, 2014
Feb 18, 2016


We're excited to team up with The State Theatre to bring you a heavy handful of films revolving around musicians and their music-making.
Sep 2, 2014
Sep 16, 2014
Oct 21, 2014
Nov 6, 2014

Family-Friendly Concert Series

SPACE presents a new monthly series of daytime concerts open to music-lovers of all ages.
Oct 19, 2014
Nov 22, 2014
Dec 20, 2014
Jan 10, 2015


We picked some of our favorite classic family-friendly films for our Winter Break Family Fim Series. Sponsored by The Horizon Foundation. Friday, December 26th - Monday, December 29th. Doors open at 1:30pm.  Films start at 2:00pm.
Dec 28, 2014
Dec 27, 2014
Dec 29, 2014


SPACE Gallery and Shorts International present the 2015 Oscar-Nominated Short Films. The Animated Program runs on Thursday, January 29th at 7:30pm and Friday, January 30th at 7:30pm. The Live Action Program runs On Saturday, January 31st at 4:00pm and 7:30pm. Nominations are announced on Jan. 16th. The Academy Awards ceremony is on Sunday, Feb. 22nd.
Jan 29, 2015, Jan 30, 2015
Jan 31, 2015, Jan 31, 2015

Trail Off

Trail Off is an experimental living-room series that focuses on mysticism and nature in a cozy and intimate environment. It's being curated by Greg Jamie (The Oak and the Ax), and conceptualized and designed by Kelly Rioux (New Fruit) and Gil Corral (Hog Farm Studios).  It opens January 22nd in the SPACE annex at 534 Congress St. 

Think & Drink

This year is the 150th anniversary of the 14th Amendment, one of the “Reconstruction Amendments” that helped to reshape the United States’ political terrain. The 14th Amendment, in case focuses on citizenship, due process, and equal protection. And so in 2016, we will take the idea of “citizens” and “citizenship” and dive deeply using activism, art, gender, sex, and more as our lenses. The MC... MORE


A series of films about authors presented with the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance.


Once again, SPACE is hosting the 2017 Oscar-Nominated Short Films, for Animation and Live Action.  Each program will screen for an evening and an afternoon screening.  These are popular events and tend to sell out so advanced ticket purchase is encouraged.
Feb 10, 2017, Feb 11, 2017
Feb 11, 2017, Feb 12, 2017

Upcoming Events

  • Music: Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017   |   8:00 PM
    Arto Lindsay with Beauty Pill and Greg Jamie
  • Music: Friday, Apr 28, 2017   |   8:30 PM
    BARISHI with Sunrunner, HOLY FILTH, and Megog
  • Music: Saturday, Apr 29, 2017   |   9:00 PM
    The Dance Cartel
  • Workshop: Monday, May 1, 2017   |   5:30 PM
    Get Ready Weekly May 1st
  • Community event: Wednesday, May 3, 2017   |   6:30 PM
    Think and Drink: Policing, community, protection, and trust in the 21st century
  • Music: Saturday, May 6, 2017   |   8:30 PM
    Screaming Females with Fur and Weakened Friends
  • Film: Sunday, May 7, 2017   |   7:00 PM
  • Performance: Thursday, May 11, 2017   |   7:30 PM
  • Performance: Friday, May 12, 2017   |   7:30 PM
  • Performance: Saturday, May 13, 2017   |   7:30 PM
  • Performance: Sunday, May 14, 2017   |   2:00 PM
  • Performance: Thursday, May 18, 2017   |   7:30 PM

Current Exhibitions

  • Annex   |   4.7 - 5.13
  • Main Gallery   |   4.10 - 5.1
    Get Ready Weekly In Residence at SPACE


April 20, 2017 | By peterm
​editor's note: Nat Baldwin will be here this Friday, April 21st to celebrate the release of his first book of short stories, The Red Barn, via Calamari Press. The 'multi-modal' performance will include video works by Mark Baumer, Claire Donato, Annie Bielski,...

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