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SPACE 1000 – Gettin’ Blingy With It

In just over 6 years, SPACE Gallery has brought 1000 events to Portland and we’re ready to celebrate them with you before we get started on SPACE 2K.

It makes our collective head spin a little when we think back about it, so many incredible experiences we’ve had, most of them propelled by a humbling amount of community support and effort. We’re looking back through our rose-colored glasses and truly feel proud and indebted to everyone who’s ever helped make SPACE happen and we want to repay you with a FREE day of thanks and fun:

SPACE 1000 – Saturday November 22nd
4-7pm Bring the whole family for some afternoon fun. 1000-dot-Twister, T-shirt silkscreening (bring your own shirt) and a giant group mural project.
9pm-1am – Our cut-loose Dance Party with DJ’s Jon, Shade and Ian Hammond. It’s all about the *BLING* so come decked out in the shiniest duds you have.
We want you to make Mr T jealous.

Want to reel in the years with us for a few paragraphs?
Soldier on to revisit some of SPACE’s Greatest Hits ->

Remeber these shows?
Jonathan Richman, RJD2, Andrew Bird, Ian MacKaye, Of Montreal, Jolie Holland, Kool Keith, David Rawlings (with a surprise visit from Gillian Welch!), Kid Koala, Antibalas, Slavic Soul Party, The Bindlestiff Family Circus, M Ward, Diplo, OK Go, The Killers, Man Man, godspeed you! black emperor, Sun City Girls, Mates of State, Erin McKeown, Magnolia Electric Company, The Dresden Dolls, Brett Dennen, Buck 65, Pinback, Deerhoof, Michelle Shocked, My Morning Jacket, Black Dice, Found Magazine, Sage Francis, Black Mountain, Richard Buckner, The Charlie Hunter Trio, Akron Family, Bon Iver, Josh Ritter, Harry & The Potters, Ted Leo & The Phamacists, The Fiery Furnaces, even Michael McDonald (twice! no kidding!), not to mention the legions of incredible local musicians who have played their first shows, honed their craft and released must-have CDs on our stage.

How about these authors?
Zadie Smith, Jonathan Lethem, George Saunders, Richard Ford, Dave Eggars with Valentino Achak Deng (co-presented with The Telling Room at USM), Susan Orlean . . .

Or these events and gallery shows?
The Barnstormers: Salvage + Assemble, Reclaiming Space, Mark Mothersbaugh’s Beautiful Mutants, Kids With Cameras, Spindleworks, Aaron Stephan, Swell, The Lunchbox Series, Food+Farm, The Beehive Collective, Human Rights Watch Traveling Film Festival, Arcade, Air Guitar Nation, Free For All, Shop-A-Do, Flea Market, The Innocents, SPACE for Kids, Art-O-Mat, Worknot . . . plus dozens of parties, films, gallery openings and family events.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. We hope you’ve seen something that’s moved you, made you laugh or connected you to the world. Thanks for all the help with the first grand. We look forward to working with you on the next K.

One last bit from the archives, here’s the invite from SPACE event #1.
Were you there?

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