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Located in the three floors above SPACE Gallery on Congress Street in downtown Portland, Maine, SPACE Studios houses 31 below-market rate studios. The 2nd floor includes our artist residency studio and Pickwick Independent Press.

The SPACE Studios building is in the Durant Block, which was built around 1908. Since then, it has housed makers and purveyors of all kinds. When architect Christopher Campbell purchased the building in 1998, he turned the top floors into affordable artists spaces as Portland developed a vibrant arts community. SPACE Gallery moved into the bottom floor in 2002 and expanded into the annex space (the left storefront in the photo below) in 2011. In 2015, SPACE took ownership of the studios.

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Please see our updated pandemic policy for fall 2021. Indoor events at 538 Congress Street start in October!