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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.

Annex

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

Artist Talk

Film

Wednesday 06.28.2017
Director Jonathan Demme captures the frantic energy and artsy groove of Talking Heads in this concert movie shot at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in 1983.
Wednesday 07.05.2017
ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL tells the incredible saga of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York.
Wednesday 07.12.2017
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS chronicles the adventures of four vampire roommates trying to get by in a modern world that's not always hospitable to the undead.
Tuesday 07.18.2017
DAVE MADE A MAZE is a practical effects-driven adventure/comedy about a frustrated artist who gets lost inside the cardboard fort he builds in his living room.

Music

Thursday 06.29.2017
Thou
Saturday 07.01.2017
Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been postponed.
Saturday 07.08.2017
Portland's alt-country rockers Tall Horse has assembled this truly electrifying line-up of local luminaries to help celebrate the release of their new album.
Wednesday 07.12.2017
Born out of fierce friendship and a mutual affection for melody, Chicago’s Ratboys – anchored by the partnership of Julia Steiner and Dave Sagan – aims to ‘write songs that tell st

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Annex

Exquisite Corpse

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

Sarah Ciurysek Landscape

Friday, June 30, 2017 to Friday, August 18, 2017
8:00
Film

STOP MAKING SENSE (JONATHAN DEMME TRIBUTE)

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 8:00pm
8:00
Music

Thou, Cloudrat, Moloch, False, Nycterent

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 8:00pm
Doors at: 

doors at 7:30pm 

9:30
Music

Cruel Summer

Saturday, July 1, 2017 - 9:30pm
7:00
Film

ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 7:00pm
Doors at: 

Doors open at 6:30pm

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

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

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

Upcoming Events

  • Film: Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017   |   8:00 PM
    STOP MAKING SENSE (JONATHAN DEMME TRIBUTE)
  • Music: Thursday, Jun 29, 2017   |   8:00 PM
    Thou, Cloudrat, Moloch, False, Nycterent
  • Music: Saturday, Jul 1, 2017   |   9:30 PM
    Cruel Summer
  • Film: Wednesday, Jul 5, 2017   |   7:00 PM
    ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL
  • Community event: Friday, Jul 7, 2017   |   5:00 PM
    First Friday Art Walk
  • Music: Saturday, Jul 8, 2017   |   8:30 PM
    Tall Horse, Purse, Ossalot, $300
  • Music: Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017   |   8:00 PM
    Ratboys with Crystal Canyon and The English Muffins
  • Film: Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017   |   8:00 PM
    WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS
  • Music: Thursday, Jul 13, 2017   |   8:30 PM
    Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts with Morgan Bouton and Altar Boys
  • Community event: Sunday, Jul 16, 2017   |   7:30 PM
    Lupinewood Collective Presents: A Roof-Raiser
  • Film: Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017   |   7:00 PM
    DAVE MADE A MAZE
  • Community event: Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017   |   6:30 PM
    Longfellow Books + MWPA + SPACE present: The Lost City of the Monkey God

Current Exhibitions

  • Main Gallery   |   6.2 - 7.29
    Alia Ali + | -
  • Annex   |   6.8 - 9.9
    Exquisite Corpse

SpaceGalleryBlog

June 19, 2017 | By peterm
Editor's note: Daniel Kayamba is one of our Bob Crewe Foundation interns this summer. He's a filmmaker, core member of Kesho Wazo, and will be attending Columbia College in Chicago this fall.  Weedeater, Black Wizard, Serial Hawk, and Sylvia rocked the stage last...

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