Upcoming at SPACE



Saturday 10.25.2014 through Wednesday 09.17.2014
"Mountains + Valleys (Grand Canyon)" consists of 9 individually framed photographs arranged in a grid and exhibited in SPACE's storefront window.

Main Gallery

Friday 12.05.2014 through Friday 10.03.2014
Jesse Sugarmann’s We Build Excitement is an ongoing series of performances and reenactments commemorating GM’s discontinued Pontiac Motor Division.


Friday 11.21.2014 through Saturday 10.11.2014
Karen Gelardi is the artist behind New Factories, a network of artist studios and workshops that connects artists, production resources, and opportunities.

Artist Talk


Wednesday 10.29.2014
“Anyone familiar or unfamiliar with Fuller will be lucky to experience his life’s work through the enthralling interpretation by Green and Yo La Tengo.” — FILMMAKER MAGAZINE
Tuesday 11.04.2014
Conquering fear by manufacturing scares: that’s what the teens in Hoax_Canular do with their webcams, unleashing rumours of the end of the world.
Thursday 11.06.2014
Biophilia Live is a concert film by Nick Fenton and Peter Strickland that captures the human element of Bjö
Friday 11.14.2014
Filmed for over a decade, MAGICAL UNIVERSE


Wednesday 10.29.2014
“Anyone familiar or unfamiliar with Fuller will be lucky to experience his life’s work through the enthralling interpretation by Green and Yo La Tengo.” — FILMMAKER MAGAZINE
Friday 10.31.2014
This Halloween, SPACE turns the dial back to the time of day-glo, paisley and powder blue.
Wednesday 11.05.2014
Join the Portland Chamber Music Festival for an evening of chamber music at SPACE Gallery.
Friday 11.14.2014
Portland stalwarts Purse (members of FUMARE, Verla, Haru Bangs and AWAAS) curate a phenomenal bill of local heavies.


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Mountains + Valleys

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 to Saturday, October 25, 2014


Saturday, October 11, 2014 to Friday, November 21, 2014
Community event
Community event

The Iron Giant

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 6:00pm

Sam Green & Yo La Tengo: The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 8:00pm
Doors at: 

Doors open at 7:00 PM



Friday, October 31, 2014 - 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


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

Upcoming Events

  • Community event: Saturday, Oct 25, 2014   |   6:00 PM
    The Iron Giant
  • Music: Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014   |   8:00 PM
    Sam Green & Yo La Tengo: The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller
  • Music: Friday, Oct 31, 2014   |   9:00 PM
  • Film: Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014   |   7:30 PM
  • Music: Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014   |   8:00 PM
    Handshakes, Songs, and Dances
  • Film: Thursday, Nov 6, 2014   |   7:30 PM
  • Community event: Friday, Nov 7, 2014   |   5:00 PM
    First Friday Art Walk
  • Community event: Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014   |   7:00 PM
  • Film: Friday, Nov 14, 2014   |   7:00 PM
  • Music: Friday, Nov 14, 2014   |   8:30 PM
    Purse, Battery Steele, Kefka, Bully Mammoth
  • Film: Saturday, Nov 15, 2014   |   2:00 PM
  • Music: Saturday, Nov 15, 2014   |   8:30 PM
    San Fermin with Mikhael Paskalev

Current Exhibitions

  • Window   |   9.17 - 10.25
    Mountains + Valleys
  • Main Gallery   |   10.3 - 12.5
    We Build Excitement
  • Annex   |   10.11 - 11.21


October 24, 2014 | By adam
  In a just over a week Portland will bid farewell to David Meiklejohn.  David's has been consistently creating and facilitating art & culture (not to mention providing an endless wellspring of old fashioned love) for over a decade.  In addition...

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