Upcoming at SPACE



Main Gallery

Friday 09.23.2016 through Thursday 06.23.2016
Leon Benn and Seth Gass, with contributing artists. 


Thursday 07.28.2016 through Friday 06.17.2016
In 2015 SPACE Gallery bought its home of 13 years, including the upper floors filled with artist studios.

Artist Talk

Wednesday 08.24.2016
Join us for an artist talk with SPACE artist-in-residence Iyabo Boyd.
Saturday 11.26.2016
Andrew W.K. is pleased to announce The Power of Partying, his fir


Wednesday 07.27.2016
BREAKING A MONSTER begins as the three members of band UNLOCKING THE TRUTH are all in 7th grade, spending their weekends playing a bl
Thursday 08.11.2016
If you ever played the game 'Snake' on your early model Nokia cellphone, then you're familiar with 'Nibbler,' the original 'snake' game.
Wednesday 08.17.2016
In this unbelievably tense supernatural thriller, a foreigner’s mysterious appearance in a quiet, rural village causes suspicion among the locals - suspicion which quickly turns to hysteria as the
Wednesday 08.31.2016
Two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple (Harlan County, USA) shines a powerful, inspiring and entertaining spotlight on the legendary R&B queen Sharon Jones, whose wonder is a force to beh


Friday 08.05.2016
TEEN was founded in 2010 by singer and multi-instrumentalist Teeny Lieberson of Here We Go Magic.
Saturday 08.06.2016
New York art-metal unit Psalm Zero is led by songwriter/vocalist/producer Charlie Looker, formerly of Extra Life and Zs, and a prolific collaborator
Wednesday 08.10.2016
Earth was formed in Olympia, Washington in 1989 by Dylan Carlson and has featured an ever-evolving line up including Slim Moon (Kill Rock Sta
Thursday 08.18.2016
Throbbing funk grooves, fiery Balkan brass, Gypsy accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops make Slavic Soul Party!


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SPACE Studios Summer Show Part One

Friday, June 17, 2016 to Thursday, July 28, 2016

SPACE Studios Summer Show Part Two

Thursday, August 4, 2016 to Saturday, September 3, 2016


Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 7:30pm
Doors at: 

Doors at 7:00pm

Community event
Community event

Floral Dreamscapes

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 6:00pm
Exhibition opening

SPACE Studios Summer Show Part II Opening Reception

Thursday, August 4, 2016 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm

TEEN, Landlady, Sunset Hearts

Friday, August 5, 2016 - 9:00pm
Doors at: 

doors at 8:30pm

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


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

Upcoming Events

  • Film: Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016   |   7:30 PM
  • Community event: Thursday, Jul 28, 2016   |   6:00 PM
    Floral Dreamscapes
  • Exhibition opening: Thursday, Aug 4, 2016   |   5:30 PM
    SPACE Studios Summer Show Part II Opening Reception
  • Music: Friday, Aug 5, 2016   |   9:00 PM
    TEEN, Landlady, Sunset Hearts
  • Music: Saturday, Aug 6, 2016   |   8:30 PM
    Psalm Zero with Purse, An Anderson, and Clan of Dyad
  • Music: Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016   |   8:00 PM
    Earth with All Night and Ada
  • Film: Thursday, Aug 11, 2016   |   7:30 PM
  • Film: Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016   |   7:30 PM
  • Music: Thursday, Aug 18, 2016   |   8:30 PM
    Slavic Soul Party!
  • Music: Friday, Aug 19, 2016   |   8:30 PM
    Vinyl Cape, Cadaverette, The Asthmatic, Fenimore 夢
  • Artist Talk: Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016   |   5:30 PM
    Iyabo Boyd
  • Music: Saturday, Aug 27, 2016   |   8:30 PM
    What Cheer? Brigade with (New England) Patriots

Current Exhibitions

  • Annex   |   6.17 - 7.28
    SPACE Studios Summer Show Part One
  • Main Gallery   |   6.23 - 9.23
    The Genuine Article


July 7, 2016 | By anne
The following is a piece by writer Jessica Lynne, co-editor of ARTS.BLACK, who was in residence at SPACE from June 20-29, 2016. Jessica's time here focused on the early stages of a new biomythographical project. Read more about it below, and follow Jess and her work...

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