Upcoming at SPACE



Friday 08.18.2017 through Friday 06.30.2017
Landscape is a photographic installation that places the viewer under the surface of the ground.

Main Gallery

Saturday 07.29.2017 through Friday 06.02.2017
Multi-media artist Alia Ali will activate the main space with a photography- and textile-based installation, highlighting the fabricated barriers that divide and unite us, all at once.


Saturday 09.09.2017 through Thursday 06.08.2017
Exquisite Corpse is a drawing game in which an illustration is collectively assembled.

Artist Talk


Wednesday 08.09.2017
Now that Chris and his girlfriend, Rose, have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean.
Monday 08.14.2017
This meditation on cinema’s past from Decasia director Bill Morrison pieces together the bizarre t
Wednesday 08.23.2017
When Tracy Turnblad (Ricki Lake), an overweight teen, auditions for a spot on a popular teen dance show, she beats out the spiteful Amber von Tussle (Colleen Fitzpatrick), winning over Amber's boyf
Thursday 08.31.2017
NITEHAWK SHORTS FESTIVAL SELECTS is a curated 91-minute theatrical program featuring seven short films from the 2016 Nitehawk


Friday 07.28.2017
Celebrate the debut album by Portland's shape-shifting collective Cuse Me on AYKM?
Saturday 07.29.2017
Post-punk virtuoso Chandra Oppenheim released her groundbreaking EP Transportation in 1980 at the age of 12.
Friday 08.04.2017
Death Vessel is an American neo-traditional folk band from Rhode Island, signed to Sub Pop and ATP Recordings, and headed by Joel Thibodea
Saturday 08.05.2017
One of our all-time favorite bands 


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Exquisite Corpse

Thursday, June 8, 2017 to Saturday, September 9, 2017

Sarah Ciurysek Landscape

Friday, June 30, 2017 to Friday, August 18, 2017
Community event
Community event

Portland Global Shapers

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 6:00pm

Cuse Me, KGFREEZE, Buddusky, 4-Star China Taste

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

Doors at 8pm


Chandra Oppenheim & Dan Capaldi: The World of My Dreams Collective

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 7:30pm
Doors at: 

Doors at 7:00pm

Community event
Community event

Floral Dreamscapes

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 6:00pm

Death Vessel, The Huntress and Holder of Hands, Micah Blue Smaldone

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 9:00pm
Doors at: 

Doors at 8:30pm


What Cheer? Brigade with Birthing Hips

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 9:00pm
Doors at: 

doors at 8pm

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


Every other Wednesday this summer, SPACE picks a favorite film to screen on the new rooftop deck at Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St, Portland. 06.14 -MAD MAX: FURY ROAD 06.28 - STOP MAKING SENSE 07.12 - WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS 07.26 - GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL 08.09 - GET OUT 08.23 - HAIRSPRAY Films are free and start at sunset.  Seating is on a first come basis. In event of bad weather, screenings... MORE
Jun 14, 2017
Jul 12, 2017
Jul 26, 2017
Aug 9, 2017
Aug 23, 2017

Upcoming Events

  • Community event: Thursday, Jul 27, 2017   |   6:00 PM
    Portland Global Shapers
  • Music: Friday, Jul 28, 2017   |   8:30 PM
    Cuse Me, KGFREEZE, Buddusky, 4-Star China Taste
  • Music: Saturday, Jul 29, 2017   |   7:30 PM
    Chandra Oppenheim & Dan Capaldi: The World of My Dreams Collective
  • Community event: Thursday, Aug 3, 2017   |   6:00 PM
    Floral Dreamscapes
  • Music: Friday, Aug 4, 2017   |   9:00 PM
    Death Vessel, The Huntress and Holder of Hands, Micah Blue Smaldone
  • Music: Saturday, Aug 5, 2017   |   9:00 PM
    What Cheer? Brigade with Birthing Hips
  • Film: Wednesday, Aug 9, 2017   |   8:00 PM
  • Music: Friday, Aug 11, 2017   |   9:00 PM
    Lightning Bolt with Lingua Ignota and Cadaverette
  • Music: Sunday, Aug 13, 2017   |   8:00 PM
    Downtown Boys
  • Film: Monday, Aug 14, 2017   |   7:00 PM
  • Music: Saturday, Aug 19, 2017   |   9:00 PM
    Lakou Mizik
  • Music: Sunday, Aug 20, 2017   |   8:00 PM
    EX EYE with Nat Baldwin and Forêt Endormie

Current Exhibitions

  • Main Gallery   |   6.2 - 7.29
    Alia Ali + | -
  • Annex   |   6.8 - 9.9
    Exquisite Corpse
  • Window   |   6.30 - 8.18
    Sarah Ciurysek Landscape


July 13, 2017 | By intern
by Miles Brautigam The first time I set foot in SPACE Gallery was for an art-rap show. I’ve been a fan of rhythm and poetry since I picked up my first Dr. Seuss book, and rapper milo embodies the same witty lyricism and off-the-cuff philosophizing that initially attracted me...

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