Upcoming at SPACE



Main Gallery

Friday 06.03.2016 through Friday 05.06.2016
Persephone in the Late Anthropocene is a new spoken opera by Hinge/Works that re-imagines the Persephone myth — the ancient story of why we have winter — in the age of climate change.


Friday 06.03.2016 through Wednesday 04.13.2016
Khalik Allah (b.1985) is a New York-based photographer and filmmaker whose work has been described as "street opera" simultaneously visceral, hauntingly beautiful and penetrative.

Artist Talk

Sunday 06.05.2016
Jesse Jarnow, music journalist and author of the acclaimed new book Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America (Da Capo, 2016), brings us this multi-media convers
Wednesday 06.08.2016
Join us for a dynamic reading from 6 writers whose work in language overflows from books into the world taking shape as games, vocal performances, artworks, coding and
Thursday 06.16.2016
Join us for an artist talk with SPACE Artist-in-Residence Cobi Moules.
Wednesday 06.22.2016
Join us for an artist talk with SPACE Artist-in-Residence Jessica Lynne.


Tuesday 05.31.2016
Tuesday 06.07.2016
Music is the beating heart of Malian culture.
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


Saturday 06.04.2016
Local DJ's Double Dessert and MsWrecks present Safe is Sexy, a dance party to benefit Planned Parenthood of Northern New England
Thursday 06.09.2016
Twins Paris and Amber Strother and musical sister Anita Bias are dream-pop trio KING.
Friday 06.10.2016
As o’death wrapped up production on their third studio album Outside at the end of 2010, lead-singer/guitarist Greg Jamie relocated to
Thursday 06.16.2016
Paul de Jong is best known as the cofounder, cellist, and resident found-sound savant of the beloved collage-pop duo, The Books.


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Wednesday, April 13, 2016 to Friday, June 3, 2016


Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 7:30pm
Doors at: 

Doors open at 7:00pm

Community event
Community event

First Friday Art Walk

Friday, June 3, 2016 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm

Safe is Sexy with MsWrecks and Double Dessert

Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 9:00pm
Artist Talk

Heads Talk: A Portable Psychedelic Symposium

Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 7:30pm
Doors at: 

Doors at 6:30pm


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

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

Upcoming Events

  • Film: Tuesday, May 31, 2016   |   7:30 PM
  • Community event: Friday, Jun 3, 2016   |   5:00 PM
    First Friday Art Walk
  • Music: Saturday, Jun 4, 2016   |   9:00 PM
    Safe is Sexy with MsWrecks and Double Dessert
  • Artist Talk: Sunday, Jun 5, 2016   |   7:30 PM
    Heads Talk: A Portable Psychedelic Symposium
  • Film: Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016   |   7:30 PM
  • Artist Talk: Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016   |   7:00 PM
    Poor Claudia Book Tour
  • Music: Thursday, Jun 9, 2016   |   8:30 PM
  • Music: Friday, Jun 10, 2016   |   8:30 PM
    o'death with The Huntress and Holder of Hands and Pete Bernhard
  • Artist Talk: Thursday, Jun 16, 2016   |   5:30 PM
    Cobi Moules
  • Music: Thursday, Jun 16, 2016   |   8:30 PM
    Paul de Jong with Glass Fingers and Computer at Sea
  • Music: Friday, Jun 17, 2016   |   8:30 PM
    Leftöver Crack with Days N' Daze, All Torn Up, and Mouth Washington
  • Artist Talk: Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016   |   5:30 PM
    Jessica Lynne

Current Exhibitions

  • Annex   |   4.13 - 6.3
  • Main Gallery   |   5.6 - 6.3
    Persephone in the Late Anthropocene


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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