Upcoming at SPACE



Saturday 01.06.2018 through Friday 11.03.2017
SPACE Gallery is pleased to present The Same River, an installation by Providence-based artist, Nick Carter on view in the window from Friday, November 3, 2017 through Saturday, January 6, 2018.

Main Gallery

Sunday 12.31.2017 through Wednesday 08.09.2017
Damien Gilley will present two wall drawings that expand upon his Investigation of architecture as a perceptual event.


Saturday 01.06.2018 through Wednesday 11.01.2017
SPACE Gallery is proud to present Mendacious Veracity, a colorful installation by Liz Miller who currently resides in Good Thunder, MN. 
Saturday 01.06.2018 through Wednesday 11.01.2017
SPACE Gallery is pleased to present Here/Now, a video project by Maine-based Alyssa Freitas on view in the gallery from Wednesday, November 1 through Saturday, January 6.

Artist Talk

Monday 12.18.2017
SPACE Gallery is pleased to present 


Thursday 12.28.2017
Manji, a highly skilled samurai, becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, Manji knows that only fighting evil will regain his soul.
Sunday 01.07.2018
Filmed over three years in China and the U.S., MAINELAND is a multi-layered coming-of-age tale that follows two affluent and cosmopolita
Friday 01.19.2018
The proudly erotic drawings of artist Touko Laaksonen, known to the world as Tom of Finland, shaped the fantasies of a generation of gay men, influencing art and fashion before crossing over into t
Monday 01.22.2018
A mosaic of asphalt adventures, landscape photography, and some of the craziest shit you’ve ever seen, Dmitrii Kalashnikov’s THE ROAD MOVIE


Friday 12.15.2017
Join us for an evening to unearth and celebrate the POC and queer history of Disco in Maine through a panel discussion followed up by a boogie on the floor.  
Saturday 12.16.2017
From the land of fire and ice, the great northern utopia of Iceland, come guiding lights of electronic pop and dance music, Hermigervill and Berndsen.
Friday 12.22.2017
Maine and Vermont indie-rockers, punkers, beatmakers, and emcees align in celebration of Million Dollar Lounge's debut record of lo-fi, bubblegum psych gems.
Sunday 12.31.2017
Ring in the new year with DJ sets by local purveyor of all things deep and danceable, Che Ros and special guests.


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Liz Miller - Mendacious Veracity

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 to Saturday, January 6, 2018

Alyssa Freitas - Here/Now

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 to Saturday, January 6, 2018

Nick Carter - The Same River

Friday, November 3, 2017 to Saturday, January 6, 2018

Disco Forever

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 6:30pm
Doors at: 

Doors @ 6:00


Hermigervill and Berndsen with Bright Boy

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 8:30pm
Doors at: 

doors at 8pm

Artist Talk
Artist Talk

Nick Carter

Monday, December 18, 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Million Dollar Lounge, Bleach Day, Flower Shop, The Doug Quaids

Friday, December 22, 2017 - 8:00pm
Doors at: 

doors at 7:30

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


A series of films about authors presented with the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance.


Once again, SPACE is hosting the 2017 Oscar-Nominated Short Films, for Animation and Live Action.  Each program will screen for an evening and an afternoon screening.  These are popular events and tend to sell out so advanced ticket purchase is encouraged.
Feb 10, 2017, Feb 11, 2017
Feb 11, 2017, Feb 12, 2017


Every other Wednesday this summer, SPACE picks a favorite film to screen on the new rooftop deck at Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St, Portland. 06.14 -MAD MAX: FURY ROAD 06.28 - STOP MAKING SENSE 07.12 - WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS 07.26 - GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL 08.09 - GET OUT 08.23 - HAIRSPRAY Films are free and start at sunset.  Seating is on a first come basis. In event of bad weather, screenings... MORE
Jun 14, 2017
Jul 12, 2017
Jul 26, 2017
Aug 9, 2017
Aug 23, 2017

The Freedom Side Film Series - Presented with the ACLU of Maine

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} Since it’s inception, SPACE has championed rigorous dialogue around threats to human rights an challenges to civil liberties.  Partnering with the ACLU of Maine we present THE FREEDOM SIDE FILM SERIES exploring issues around racial justice, reproductive rights, the... MORE
Sep 18, 2017, Sep 20, 2017
Oct 18, 2017
Dec 13, 2017

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

Upcoming Events

  • Music: Friday, Dec 15, 2017   |   6:30 PM
    Disco Forever
  • Music: Saturday, Dec 16, 2017   |   8:30 PM
    Hermigervill and Berndsen with Bright Boy
  • Artist Talk: Monday, Dec 18, 2017   |   6:00 PM
    Nick Carter
  • Music: Friday, Dec 22, 2017   |   8:00 PM
    Million Dollar Lounge, Bleach Day, Flower Shop, The Doug Quaids
  • Film: Thursday, Dec 28, 2017   |   7:00 PM
  • Music: Sunday, Dec 31, 2017   |   9:00 PM
    SPACE New Year's Party!
  • Family event: Saturday, Jan 6, 2018   |   12:00 PM
    Kids Open Studios
  • Film: Sunday, Jan 7, 2018   |   7:00 PM
  • Music: Saturday, Jan 13, 2018   |   9:00 PM
    New York Night Train Soul Clap & Dance-Off
  • Film: Friday, Jan 19, 2018   |   7:00 PM
  • Family event: Saturday, Jan 20, 2018   |   12:00 PM
    Kids Open Studios
  • Film: Monday, Jan 22, 2018   |   7:00 PM

Current Exhibitions

  • Main Gallery   |   8.9 - 12.31
    Invisible City
  • Annex   |   11.1 - 1.6
    Liz Miller - Mendacious Veracity
  • Annex   |   11.1 - 1.6
    Alyssa Freitas - Here/Now
  • Window   |   11.3 - 1.6
    Nick Carter - The Same River


December 12, 2017 | By genevieve
  My name is Nyanen Deng and as the Events Programming Intern at SPACE, I’ve had the tremendous gift of spending time with Okwui Okpokwasili and hearing her speak about her performance Bronx Gothic. She has gently yet ardently brought me to and from the places that scare...

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