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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. We’re not quite sure when it became an artist studio building, but it was designed that way when architect Christopher Campbell purchased the building in 1998 and spent 17 years dedicated to offering affordable space for artists 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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We welcome inventors and artists of all disciplines. Click the apply button below to submit an application for a studio in the SPACE building. Your application will be added to our wait list in the order it was received.

Questions? Email jocelyn@space538.org.

Announcing our new Rent-Free Studio program. Click here to read the full blog post with the application link and specifics about the available studios.