Upcoming at SPACE



Saturday 01.06.2018 through Friday 11.03.2017
SPACE Gallery is pleased to present The Same River, an installation by Providence-based artist, Nick Carter on view in the window from Friday, November 3, 2017 through Saturday, January 6, 2018.

Main Gallery

Sunday 12.31.2017 through Wednesday 08.09.2017
Damien Gilley will present two wall drawings that expand upon his Investigation of architecture as a perceptual event.


Saturday 01.06.2018 through Wednesday 11.01.2017
SPACE Gallery is proud to present Mendacious Veracity, a colorful installation by Liz Miller who currently resides in Good Thunder, MN. 
Saturday 01.06.2018 through Wednesday 11.01.2017
SPACE Gallery is pleased to present Here/Now, a video project by Maine-based Alyssa Freitas on view in the gallery from Wednesday, November 1 through Saturday, January 6.

Artist Talk

Thursday 11.30.2017
Nate Marshall is from the South Side of Chicago.
Monday 12.11.2017
Artist-in-Resdience John Cotter presents an artist's talk, short reading, and conversation about the wages of trauma and the role of art.
Monday 12.18.2017
SPACE Gallery is pleased to present 


Sunday 11.26.2017
Set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, THE WORK follows three men from the outside as they participate in a four-day group therapy retreat with level-four convicts.
Tuesday 11.28.2017
WELCOME TO LEITH chronicles the attempted takeover of a small town in North Dakota by notorious white supremacist Craig Cobb.
Tuesday 12.05.2017
Choreographer Allison Orr finds beauty and grace in garbage trucks, and in the unseen men and women who pick up our trash.
Wednesday 12.13.2017
Three undocumented teenagers — a Dominican girl, an African boy and a Peruvian girl — are just about to graduate high school in the Bronx.


Saturday 12.02.2017
Local heroes Mouth Washington celebrate the release of their fourth album, Fourth Floor, releasing on vinyl on Death List 5 Records.
Saturday 12.16.2017
From the land of fire and ice, the great northern utopia of Iceland, come guiding lights of electronic pop and dance music, Hermigervill and Berndsen.
Friday 12.22.2017
Maine and Vermont indie-rockers, punkers, beatmakers, and emcees align in celebration of Million Dollar Lounge's debut record of lo-fi, bubblegum psych gems.
Tuesday 04.10.2018
Formed in New Brunswick, NJ in 2005, Screaming Females is Marissa Paternoster (guitar, vox), Mike Abbate (bass), and Jarrett Dougherty (drums).


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Liz Miller - Mendacious Veracity

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 to Saturday, January 6, 2018

Alyssa Freitas - Here/Now

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 to Saturday, January 6, 2018

Nick Carter - The Same River

Friday, November 3, 2017 to Saturday, January 6, 2018

THE WORK [Encore Screening]

Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 6:00pm
Doors at: 

Doors open at 5:30pm.



Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 7:00pm
Doors at: 

Doors open at 6:30pm

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

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} Since it’s inception, SPACE has championed rigorous dialogue around threats to human rights an challenges to civil liberties.  Partnering with the ACLU of Maine we present THE FREEDOM SIDE FILM SERIES exploring issues around racial justice, reproductive rights, the... MORE
Sep 18, 2017, Sep 20, 2017
Oct 18, 2017
Dec 13, 2017

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

  • Film: Sunday, Nov 26, 2017   |   6:00 PM
    THE WORK [Encore Screening]
  • Film: Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017   |   7:00 PM
  • Community event: Thursday, Nov 30, 2017   |   6:30 PM
    Nate Marshall
  • Community event: Friday, Dec 1, 2017   |   5:00 PM
    Maine Initiatives 2017 Racial Justice Fair
  • Music: Saturday, Dec 2, 2017   |   8:30 PM
    Mouth Washington with FonFon Ru, Phallus Uber Alles, Barbeque
  • Film: Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017   |   7:00 PM
  • Family event: Saturday, Dec 9, 2017   |   9:00 AM
    Kids Open Studios
  • Community event: Monday, Dec 11, 2017   |   6:00 PM
    John Cotter Artist Talk
  • Film: Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017   |   7:00 PM
  • Music: Saturday, Dec 16, 2017   |   8:30 PM
    Hermigervill and Berndsen
  • Artist Talk: Monday, Dec 18, 2017   |   6:00 PM
    Nick Carter
  • Music: Friday, Dec 22, 2017   |   8:00 PM
    Million Dollar Lounge, Bleach Day, Flower Shop, The Doug Quaids

Current Exhibitions

  • Main Gallery   |   8.9 - 12.31
    Invisible City
  • Annex   |   11.1 - 1.6
    Liz Miller - Mendacious Veracity
  • Annex   |   11.1 - 1.6
    Alyssa Freitas - Here/Now
  • Window   |   11.3 - 1.6
    Nick Carter - The Same River


September 26, 2017 | By genevieve
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