Upcoming at SPACE



Main Gallery

Saturday 12.10.2016 through Friday 10.07.2016
House Whether is a multidimensional exhibition presented by Yourself.


Saturday 01.07.2017 through Friday 12.02.2016
Goods and Services is a short term retail experiment bridging the gap between consumerism and experience.

Artist Talk

Thursday 12.15.2016
Join the MWPA to celebrate Douglas W.


Tuesday 12.13.2016
Two-time Sundance Film Festival award winner SONITA tells the inspiring story of Sonita Alizadeh, an 18-year-old Afghan refugee in Iran, who thinks of Michael Jackson and Rihanna as her spiritual p


Friday 12.16.2016
Portland record label Are You Kidding Me? presents Four-Way Tie, a compilation of exclusive tracks from some of New England's DIY heroes.
Saturday 12.31.2016
Friends, let us gather together and collectively say goodbye and good riddance to 2016 in the only way we know how...
Saturday 01.07.2017
Maine’s hardcore/metal heavyweights, 
Monday 01.09.2017
Brighten up a dark winter night with an evening of contemporary classical chamber music for flute and strings. We open with a work by Andrew Norman, Musical America’


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Goods & Services

Friday, December 2, 2016 to Saturday, January 7, 2017
Community event
Community event

Open Studios

Saturday, December 10, 2016 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm


Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 7:30pm
Doors at: 

Doors open at 7:00pm


One Thousand Owls Behind Your Chest

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 7:00pm
Doors at: 

Doors at 6:30


Wedding Camp, Diva Cup, Buddusky, and Badfellows

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 8:30pm
Doors at: 

doors at 8pm

Community event
Community event

Embracing Survival

Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 7:00pm
Doors at: 

Doors at 6:30

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.

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

Upcoming Events

  • Community event: Saturday, Dec 10, 2016   |   5:00 PM
    Open Studios
  • Film: Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016   |   7:30 PM
  • Performance: Thursday, Dec 15, 2016   |   7:00 PM
    One Thousand Owls Behind Your Chest
  • Music: Friday, Dec 16, 2016   |   8:30 PM
    Wedding Camp, Diva Cup, Buddusky, and Badfellows
  • Community event: Saturday, Dec 17, 2016   |   7:00 PM
    Embracing Survival
  • Music: Saturday, Dec 31, 2016   |   9:00 PM
  • Music: Saturday, Jan 7, 2017   |   8:30 PM
    Sylvia with AICMD, Kintaan, Born Under a Bad Sign
  • Music: Monday, Jan 9, 2017   |   7:30 PM
    Variations on Light
  • Music: Friday, Feb 3, 2017   |   9:00 PM
    Lady Lamb
  • Music: Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017   |   8:30 PM
  • Music: Monday, Apr 3, 2017   |   8:00 PM
    Six Organs of Admittance

Current Exhibitions

  • Main Gallery   |   10.7 - 12.10
    House Whether by Yourself / Ray Spectrum
  • Annex   |   12.2 - 1.7
    Goods & Services


July 7, 2016 | By anne
The following is a piece by writer Jessica Lynne, co-editor of ARTS.BLACK, who was in residence at SPACE from June 20-29, 2016. Jessica's time here focused on the early stages of a new biomythographical project. Read more about it below, and follow Jess and her work...

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