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 06.29.2016
After Steven Spielberg's classic Raiders of the Lost Ark was released 35 years ago, three 11-year-old boys from Mississippi set out on what would become a 7-year-long labor of love and tribute to t
Wednesday 07.13.2016
After stumbling upon a bizarre “competitive endurance tickling” video online, wherein young men are paid to be tied up and tickled, reporter David Farrier reaches out to request a story from the co
Wednesday 07.20.2016
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


Tuesday 06.28.2016
Denver’s Primitive Man makes music that matches their name: a nihilistic blend of brutal death metal, deviant noise, and primeval doom.
Thursday 06.30.2016
Recently called one of "the Western Mass indie scene's brightest creative lights" by Pitchfork, And the Kids return to SPACE to celebrate the release of their sophomore album, due
Monday 07.25.2016
Ask Mitski Miyawaki about happiness and she'll warn you: “Happiness fucks you.” It's a lesson that's been writ large into the New Yorker's gritty, outsider-indie for yea
Friday 08.05.2016
TEEN was founded in 2010 by singer and multi-instrumentalist Teeny Lieberson of Here We Go Magic.


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SPACE Studios Summer Show Part One

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

Primitive Man with Cult Leader, Of Feather & Bone, Sylvia

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 8:00pm
Doors at: 

doors at 7:30pm



Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 7:30pm
Doors at: 

Doors open at 7:00pm


And the Kids with Vundabar and Abbie Morin

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 8:30pm
Doors at: 

Doors at 8:00pm

Community event

Help us improve our programming by taking a quick survey.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 12:00am

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

  • Music: Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016   |   8:00 PM
    Primitive Man with Cult Leader, Of Feather & Bone, Sylvia
  • Film: Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016   |   7:30 PM
  • Music: Thursday, Jun 30, 2016   |   8:30 PM
    And the Kids with Vundabar and Abbie Morin
  • Community event: Wednesday, Jul 6, 2016   |   12:00 AM
    Help us improve our programming by taking a quick survey.
  • Film: Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016   |   7:30 PM
  • Film: Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016   |   7:30 PM
  • Music: Monday, Jul 25, 2016   |   8:00 PM
    Mitski with Japanese Breakfast and Jay Som
  • Film: Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016   |   7:30 PM
  • Music: Friday, Aug 5, 2016   |   9:00 PM
    TEEN, Landlady, Sunset Hearts
  • Music: Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016   |   8:00 PM
  • Music: Saturday, Sep 10, 2016   |   8:30 PM
    Haley Bonar
  • Music: Monday, Sep 26, 2016   |   8:00 PM
    Wolves in the Throne Room

Current Exhibitions

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


January 19, 2016 | By anne
OCTOBER 2015: WE DID IT! Thanks to the generous support of curious community members like you, our Claiming SPACE Campaign raised $596,000 towards purchasing our building at 538 Congress St. Thank you for your support! CLAIMING A SPACE FOR ARTS Grounded in the belief...

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