Upcoming at SPACE

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Window

Saturday 09.08.2018 through Friday 07.20.2018
In this dream-like installation, The Water is Warm, Anthony Bowers explores the rich subject matter of pools, which tend to provide a collision between authenticity and artificiality on an architectural, historical, and social level.

Main Gallery

Annex

Saturday 09.22.2018 through Friday 07.06.2018
SPACE is pleased to present Pólvora, a new installation by Las Vegas artist, Justin Favela.
Saturday 09.15.2018 through Friday 08.03.2018
La Vie en Rose references a song originally made famous by Edith Piaf in 1946.

Artist Talk

Tuesday 09.11.2018

Film

Wednesday 08.22.2018
After the death of his father, T'Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king.
Wednesday 08.29.2018
On April 2nd, 2011, LCD SOUNDSYSTEM played its final show at Madison Square Garden.
Tuesday 09.04.2018
STEP is the true-life story of a girls’ high-school step team against the background of the heart of Baltimore.
Wednesday 09.05.2018
In the first narrative feature from The Wolfpack director Crystal Moselle, Camille, an introverted teenage skateboarder (newco

Music

Saturday 08.25.2018
Hailing from the ever-higher-rising metropolis that is New York City, the virtuosic four-piece JOBS graces Portland in support of their new record Log On For The
Thursday 09.06.2018
Preoccupations’ songs have always worked through themes of creation, destruction, and futility, and they’
Thursday 09.20.2018
In the dark times, Will there be singing?
Friday 09.21.2018 through Saturday 09.22.2018
Waking Windows is back!

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Annex

Justin Favela - Pólvora

Friday, July 6, 2018 to Saturday, September 22, 2018
Window

Anthony Bowers: The Water is Warm

Friday, July 20, 2018 to Saturday, September 8, 2018
Annex

Chad States - La Vie En Rose

Friday, August 3, 2018 to Saturday, September 15, 2018
7:30
Film

BLACK PANTHER

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 7:30pm
8:00
Performance

MCQUEEN - BLACK CAT

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 8:00pm
Doors at: 

Doors at 7:30pm

8:00
Performance

Olivia Gatwood with Joaquina Mertz and Angelica Maria Aguilera

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 8:00pm
Doors at: 

doors at 7:30

8:30
Music

JOBS, Wizard Party, Stice, and Beige

Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 8:30pm
Doors at: 

doors at 8:00pm

12:00–1:00
Community event

Kindling Fund Info Session at The Apohadion Theater

Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

SPACE SELECTS AT BAYSIDE BOWL'S 2017 SUMMER ROOFTOP FILM SERIES

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
Film: GET OUT
Aug 9, 2017
Aug 23, 2017

The Freedom Side Film Series - Presented with the ACLU of Maine

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Sep 18, 2017, Sep 20, 2017
Film: JACKSON
Oct 18, 2017
Film: FROM NOWHERE
Dec 13, 2017
Workshop: Luan Sherman
Mar 29, 2018
Artist Talk: Shelley Wong
Apr 17, 2018
Artist Talk: Madsen Minax
May 7, 2018
Music: Amy Reid
May 25, 2018

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

SPACE 2018 SUMMER ROOFTOP FILM SERIES AT BAYSIDE BOWL

WEDNESDAYS THIS SUMMER, JUNE 13TH THROUGH AUGUST 29, SPACE PICKS A FAVORITE FILM TO SCREEN ON THE BEAUTIFUL ROOFTOP DECK AT BAYSIDE BOWL, 58 ALDER ST, PORTLAND.    [NO FILM ON JULY 4TH]. ​ FILMS ARE FREE AND START AT SUNSET.  SEATING IS ON A FIRST COME BASIS.  CASH BAR AND TACO TRUCK AVAILABLE.   IN EVENT OF BAD WEATHER, SCREENINGS WILL BE MOVED INDOORS.
Film: LADY BIRD
Jun 20, 2018
Jun 27, 2018
Jul 11, 2018
Film: GIRLS TRIP
Jul 18, 2018
Jul 25, 2018
Aug 1, 2018
Film: IT
Aug 8, 2018
Aug 29, 2018
Aug 22, 2018
Aug 15, 2018

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

INSIGHT Events

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

FALL MUSIC FILM SERIES

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.
Film: FINDING FELA
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

SPACE'S WINTER BREAK FAMILY FILM SERIES

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
Film: CORALINE
Dec 29, 2014

2015 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS

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

MAINE WRITERS & PUBLISHERS ALLIANCE AUTHORS FILM SERIES

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

2017 OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORT FILMS

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

  • Film: Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018   |   7:30 PM
    BLACK PANTHER
  • Performance: Thursday, Aug 23, 2018   |   8:00 PM
    MCQUEEN - BLACK CAT
  • Performance: Friday, Aug 24, 2018   |   8:00 PM
    Olivia Gatwood with Joaquina Mertz and Angelica Maria Aguilera
  • Music: Saturday, Aug 25, 2018   |   8:30 PM
    JOBS, Wizard Party, Stice, and Beige
  • Community event: Sunday, Aug 26, 2018   |   12:00 PM
    Kindling Fund Info Session at The Apohadion Theater
  • Film: Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018   |   7:30 PM
    SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS
  • Film: Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018   |   8:00 PM
    STEP
  • Film: Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018   |   7:00 PM
    SKATE KITCHEN
  • Music: Thursday, Sep 6, 2018   |   8:30 PM
    Preoccupations
  • Fundraising Event: Saturday, Sep 8, 2018   |   6:00 PM
    2018: A SPACE ODDITY
  • Community event: Sunday, Sep 9, 2018   |   12:00 PM
    Kindling Fund Info Session at Buoy
  • Community event: Monday, Sep 10, 2018   |   6:00 PM
    Kindling Fund Info Session at Joseph A. Fiore Art Center, Maine Farmland Trust

Current Exhibitions

  • Annex   |   7.6 - 9.22
    Justin Favela - Pólvora
  • Window   |   7.20 - 9.8
    Anthony Bowers: The Water is Warm
  • Annex   |   8.3 - 9.15
    Chad States - La Vie En Rose

SpaceGalleryBlog

August 15, 2018 | By martha
Our artist in residence, Mitch Mccabe is an educator and an award winning-filmmaker. Her short films Playing the Part, September 5:10pm, Highway 403, Mile 39, and To Who It May Concern have screened at Sundance, New Directors/New Film and New York Film Festival. She found some...

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