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Friday 03.15.2019 through Monday 12.03.2018
"There are approximately 1.4 million transgender people living in the United States.
Friday 01.25.2019 through Friday 12.07.2018
SPACE is pleased to present Pink Moment: Improvisations of place, persona and perception, an installation in the window gallery by Kaj-anne Pepper Oregon-based artist, Kaj-anne Pepper aka "Pepper Pepper" creates an installation for our window gallery that incorporates their newest video works.

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Annex

Artist Talk

Film

Thursday 12.13.2018
Twenty-eight strangers shuffle into a nondescript room where they sit down for day three of a radical social experiment orchestrated by taboo-breaking artist
Sunday 12.30.2018
First-time filmmaker Bing Liu’s documentary MINDING THE GAP is a coming-of-age saga of three skateboarding friends in their Rust Belt
Sunday 01.20.2019
Studio 54 was the epicenter of 70s hedonism--a place that not only redefined the nightclub, but also came to symbolize an entire era.
Tuesday 01.29.2019
Tamer El Said’s debut feature tells the fictional story of a Cairo filmmaker played by Khalid Abdalla (The Kite Runner) as he struggles to capture the soul of a city on edge while facing l

Music

Monday 12.31.2018
Ring in the New Year in style with SPACE!
Saturday 01.05.2019
for this special tour preview show, Boy Harsher will collaborate with Portland-based multimedia artist Lindsay Joy Stone 
Tuesday 02.12.2019
The Party is the ANTI- (Arts &
Sunday 03.17.2019
Lucy Dacus is done thinking small.

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Luan Joy Sherman - People Like Me Exist

Monday, December 3, 2018 to Friday, March 15, 2019
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Pink Moment by Kaj-anne Pepper

Friday, December 7, 2018 to Friday, January 25, 2019
7:00
Film

THE TASK

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 7:00pm
Doors at: 

Doors open at 6:30pm

Community event
5:00–8:00
Community event

Portland Print Crawl

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
2:00
Community event

BALANCING ACT 2: Book Launch

Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 2:00pm
Doors at: 

doors at 1:30p

6:00
Community event

Nonfiction Media Producers' Meetup

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 6:00pm
Doors at: 

Doors open at 5:45pm

6:00
Performance

Riley Watts, VEIL (Lesslessness)

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 6:00pm
Doors at: 

Doors open at 5:30 pm

Community event
10:00–4:00
Community event

Portland Print Crawl

Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

SPACE 2018 SUMMER ROOFTOP FILM SERIES AT BAYSIDE BOWL

WEDNESDAYS THIS SUMMER, JUNE 13TH THROUGH AUGUST 29, SPACE PICKS A FAVORITE FILM TO SCREEN ON THE BEAUTIFUL ROOFTOP DECK AT BAYSIDE BOWL, 58 ALDER ST, PORTLAND.    [NO FILM ON JULY 4TH]. ​ FILMS ARE FREE AND START AT SUNSET.  SEATING IS ON A FIRST COME BASIS.  CASH BAR AND TACO TRUCK AVAILABLE.   IN EVENT OF BAD WEATHER, SCREENINGS WILL BE MOVED INDOORS.
Film: LADY BIRD
Jun 20, 2018
Jun 27, 2018
Jul 11, 2018
Film: GIRLS TRIP
Jul 18, 2018
Jul 25, 2018
Aug 1, 2018
Film: IT
Aug 8, 2018
Aug 29, 2018
Aug 22, 2018
Aug 15, 2018

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

INSIGHT Events

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

FALL MUSIC FILM SERIES

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.
Film: FINDING FELA
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

SPACE'S WINTER BREAK FAMILY FILM SERIES

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
Film: CORALINE
Dec 29, 2014

2015 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS

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

MAINE WRITERS & PUBLISHERS ALLIANCE AUTHORS FILM SERIES

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

2017 OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORT FILMS

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

SPACE SELECTS AT BAYSIDE BOWL'S 2017 SUMMER ROOFTOP FILM SERIES

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
Film: GET OUT
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
Film: JACKSON
Oct 18, 2017
Film: FROM NOWHERE
Dec 13, 2017
Workshop: Luan Sherman
Mar 29, 2018
Artist Talk: Shelley Wong
Apr 17, 2018
Artist Talk: Madsen Minax
May 7, 2018
Music: Amy Reid
May 25, 2018

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

  • Film: Thursday, Dec 13, 2018   |   7:00 PM
    THE TASK
  • Community event: Friday, Dec 14, 2018   |   5:00 PM
    Portland Print Crawl
  • Performance: Friday, Dec 14, 2018   |   6:00 PM
    Riley Watts, VEIL (Lesslessness)
  • Community event: Saturday, Dec 15, 2018   |   10:00 AM
    Portland Print Crawl
  • Community event: Saturday, Dec 15, 2018   |   2:00 PM
    BALANCING ACT 2: Book Launch
  • Community event: Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018   |   6:00 PM
    Nonfiction Media Producers' Meetup
  • Film: Sunday, Dec 30, 2018   |   7:00 PM
    MINDING THE GAP
  • Music: Monday, Dec 31, 2018   |   9:00 PM
    SPACE New Year's Party with DJ Double Dessert
  • Music: Saturday, Jan 5, 2019   |   8:30 PM
    Boy Harsher
  • Family event: Saturday, Jan 12, 2019   |   11:00 AM
    NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL
  • Family event: Saturday, Jan 12, 2019   |   1:00 PM
    New York International Children's Film Festival
  • Family event: Sunday, Jan 13, 2019   |   11:00 AM
    NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL

Current Exhibitions

  • Window   |   12.3 - 3.15
    Luan Joy Sherman - People Like Me Exist
  • Window   |   12.7 - 1.25
    Pink Moment by Kaj-anne Pepper

SpaceGalleryBlog

November 8, 2018 | By intern
I had a brief email exchange with Cole Caswell and Bryan Graf, creators of Swamp Thing and Relics. In this interview, Cole and Bryan talk about the work in the exhibitions, their collaboration and their future plans. I would like you to tell us a little about yourself. How did...

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