Upcoming at SPACE



Saturday 03.10.2018 through Saturday 01.13.2018
Waiting Room depicts a domestic space full of personal effects, houseplants, dated electronics and one lone chair, all created with naive materials including papier-mâché, yarn, paper, clay, acrylic, and other like materials.

Main Gallery

Friday 06.29.2018 through Friday 02.02.2018
SPACE is proud to present a new installation by artist, activist, and filmmaker, Spencer Keeton Cunningham.


Saturday 03.10.2018 through Wednesday 01.17.2018
If all else fails, find the Sun. 
Saturday 03.10.2018 through Wednesday 01.17.2018
Past Tense is a group show curated by Dave Eassa featuring works by Baltimore-based painters Nicole Dyer, Jerrell Gibbs, and Rachel Hayden.

Artist Talk

Saturday 03.10.2018
Join Baltimore-based artists, Dave Eassa and Jerrell Gibbs, as they swap tales about art, activism
Friday 03.16.2018
Sandra Erbacher will discuss her exhibitions, Geometry of Oppression (SPACE) and TIIC (Border Patrol) as well as her process as an artist working from existing archives and d
Wednesday 03.21.2018
In the fall of 2010, during her sophomore year of college, then 19-year-old Abby Norman was repeatedly hospitalized in excruciating pain.
Friday 04.27.2018
In the early Seventies, three books changed horror forever: ROSEMARY'S BABY, THE EXORCIST, and THE OTHER.


Thursday 03.08.2018
When life hits him hard, Joe Carman punches back.
Monday 03.19.2018
Ittetsu Nemoto, a former punk-turned-Buddhist-priest in Japan, has made a career out of helping suicidal people find reasons to live.
Sunday 03.25.2018
In the mid-1800s, after decades of the scientific and economic march of the Industrial Revolution has created an age of both new prosperity and new problems, a 26-year-old writer, researcher and ra
Sunday 04.08.2018
After a decade of stardom in Israel, American dancer Bobbi Jene decides to leave behind her prominent position at the world-famous Batsheva Dance Company, as well as the love of her life, to return


Friday 02.23.2018
A passion for exploration comes naturally to Xylouris White, the ruggedly visionary duo formed of Cretan lute player George Xylouris and Australian
Sunday 02.25.2018
Thursday 03.01.2018
A Dance That Empties is the culmination of a very long musical relationship.
Saturday 03.03.2018
The Universe may or may not have had a Pre-Universe.


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Julie K. Gray - Waiting Room

Saturday, January 13, 2018 to Saturday, March 10, 2018

Dave Eassa - Stop and Smell the Roses Sometimes

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 to Saturday, March 10, 2018

Past Tense - A group show by Nicole Dyer, Jerrell Gibbs and Rachel Hayden

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 to Saturday, March 10, 2018
Community event

(De)constructing Race, Equality and Power

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 6:30pm

Xylouris White with Asa Irons

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 8:30pm
Doors at: 

doors at 8pm


Tal National

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 8:00pm
Doors at: 

doors at 7:30


Subtle Degrees: Travis LaPlante and Gerald Cleaver

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 8:00pm
Doors at: 

doors at 7:30pm

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

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

Upcoming Events

  • Community event: Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018   |   6:30 PM
    (De)constructing Race, Equality and Power
  • Music: Friday, Feb 23, 2018   |   8:30 PM
    Xylouris White with Asa Irons
  • Music: Sunday, Feb 25, 2018   |   8:00 PM
    Tal National
  • Music: Thursday, Mar 1, 2018   |   8:00 PM
    Subtle Degrees: Travis LaPlante and Gerald Cleaver
  • Music: Saturday, Mar 3, 2018   |   8:30 PM
    The Low Anthem with Mega Bog and Greg Jamie
  • Music: Sunday, Mar 4, 2018   |   8:30 PM
  • Film: Thursday, Mar 8, 2018   |   7:00 PM
  • Artist Talk: Saturday, Mar 10, 2018   |   1:00 PM
    Dave Eassa + Jerrell Gibbs
  • Music: Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018   |   8:00 PM
    Epic Beard Men: Sage Francis & B. Dolan
  • Exhibition opening: Friday, Mar 16, 2018   |   6:00 PM
    Sandra Erbacher
  • Film: Monday, Mar 19, 2018   |   7:00 PM
  • Artist Talk: Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018   |   6:30 PM
    Ask Me About My Uterus: A Quest to Make Doctors Believe in Women’s Pain

Current Exhibitions

  • Window   |   1.13 - 3.10
    Julie K. Gray - Waiting Room
  • Annex   |   1.17 - 3.10
    Dave Eassa - Stop and Smell the Roses Sometimes
  • Annex   |   1.17 - 3.10
    Past Tense - A group show by Nicole Dyer, Jerrell Gibbs and Rachel Hayden
  • Main Gallery   |   2.2 - 6.29
    Spencer Keeton Cunningham - Arrival


February 14, 2018 | By Anonymous
Nearly every seat was full at Hannaford Hall this past Saturday night. John Biewen and Chenjerai Kumanyika, the creator and contributor to the Scene on Radio podcast series “Seeing White” came and re-enacted Episode 36 “That’s Not Us, So we’re Clean (Seeing White, Part 6.) The...

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