Upcoming at SPACE

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Window

Sunday 06.30.2019 through Monday 04.15.2019
SPACE is pleased to fly Rose Nestler's Athena Pennant Flag on the flagpole from April 15 - June 30, 2019.
Saturday 07.20.2019 through Monday 06.03.2019
SPACE is pleased to announce a new window installation featuring artists and activists from Portland Outright in collaboration with PRIDE Portland. 

Main Gallery

Saturday 08.24.2019 through Friday 05.17.2019
SPACE is pleased to present Second Hand, a new installation by Midcoast artist, Meghan Brady.

Annex

Saturday 07.13.2019 through Saturday 06.01.2019
SPACE is pleased to announce the opening of Arena, a group show featuring works by Rose Nestler (NY), Anna Queen (ME), and Benjamin Spalding (ME). 

Artist Talk

Friday 07.26.2019

Film

Wednesday 06.19.2019
A free community screening presented by Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England followed by a post-screening conversation led by Planned
Sunday 06.23.2019
dir. Isao Takahata | 1988 | 98 min | Japanese with English Subtitles | NR
Monday 06.24.2019
dir. Isao Takahata | 1988 | 98 min | Japanese with English Subtitles | NR
Monday 07.08.2019
Kinonik’s survey of film noir on 16mm continues this summer with this perfect action classic.

Music

Thursday 06.20.2019
Helado Negro returns with This Is How You Smile, an album that freely flickers between clarity and obscurit
Tuesday 07.02.2019
Mdou Moctar immediately stands out as one of the most innovative artists in contemporary Saharan music.
Friday 07.12.2019
Minivan is the electropop drag project of Ron Shalom (NYC).
Saturday 07.13.2019
After their self-titled Dischord release last year, the Messthetics have been widening the reach of a decisive instrumental

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Window

Rose Nestler - Athena Pennant Flag

Monday, April 15, 2019 to Sunday, June 30, 2019
Annex

Arena - Rose Nestler, Anna Queen & Benjamin Spalding

Saturday, June 1, 2019 to Saturday, July 13, 2019
Window

Portland Outright Presents: Queer and Trans Youth Demand Justice Not Jails

Monday, June 3, 2019 to Saturday, July 20, 2019
7:00
Film

Little Woods

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 7:00pm
Doors at: 

Doors at 6:30pm

8:30
Music

Helado Negro with August Eve

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 8:30pm
Doors at: 

Doors at 8p

7:00
Film

Grave of the Fireflies

Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 7:00pm
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 7:00pm
7:00
Film

Grave of the Fireflies

Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 7:00pm
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 7:00pm
7:00
Community event

Good and Mad with Rebecca Traister

Friday, June 28, 2019 - 7:00pm
Doors at: 

Doors at 6:30pm, guests who have registered are encouraged to come early to guarantee a seat for this event

Pre-registration is full, a limited amount of seats and standing room will be made available at the time of the event

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

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Sep 18, 2017, Sep 20, 2017
Film: JACKSON
Oct 18, 2017
Film: FROM NOWHERE
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
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

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

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

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

Wiggles and Watch

Calling young movers and movie watchers! Wiggles and Watch is a short vacation week series for families to shake it out, then get cozy for a film. We’ll start with an hour workshop for all ages with juggling artist Janoah Bailin, followed by a screening of the animated film Coco. Comfortable clothing and sneakers encouraged. 
Family event: Wiggles and Watch: Coco
Apr 15, 2019
Family event: Wiggle and Watch: Wall-E
Apr 16, 2019

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

Indigo Arts Alliance Presents: Black, Brown + Indigo

Indigo Arts Alliance in partnership with SPACE is bringing the power of Black storytelling to Maine, May 3rd - 5th, 2019. Black, Brown + Indigo is a series of films that each provide a glimpse into African and African-American life across the globe. A mix of narrative and documentary features and shorts, the films highlight the diversity and complexity of Black lives across the... MORE

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

James N. Kientz Wilkins

SPACE and Points North Institute are partnering to present a retrospective of works by Wilkins. 
May 7, 2019
May 19, 2019
Jun 2, 2019
Jun 2, 2019

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.

Upcoming Events

  • Film: Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019   |   7:00 PM
    Little Woods
  • Music: Thursday, Jun 20, 2019   |   8:30 PM
    Helado Negro with August Eve
  • Film: Sunday, Jun 23, 2019   |   7:00 PM
    Grave of the Fireflies
  • Film: Monday, Jun 24, 2019   |   7:00 PM
    Grave of the Fireflies
  • Community event: Friday, Jun 28, 2019   |   7:00 PM
    Good and Mad with Rebecca Traister
  • Music: Tuesday, Jul 2, 2019   |   8:00 PM
    Mdou Moctar with Clay Camero & the County Line Bandits
  • Film: Monday, Jul 8, 2019   |   8:00 PM
    White Heat
  • Music: Friday, Jul 12, 2019   |   8:30 PM
    Minivan with Home Body and id m theft able
  • Music: Saturday, Jul 13, 2019   |   8:30 PM
    The Messthetics
  • Film: Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019   |   8:00 PM
    Leto
  • Music: Thursday, Jul 18, 2019   |   7:30 PM
    The Cassatt String Quartet with pianist Ursula Oppens
  • Music: Thursday, Jul 25, 2019   |   8:00 PM
    Lakou Mizik

Current Exhibitions

  • Window   |   4.15 - 6.30
    Rose Nestler - Athena Pennant Flag
  • Main Gallery   |   5.17 - 8.24
    Meghan Brady - Second Hand
  • Annex   |   6.1 - 7.13
    Arena - Rose Nestler, Anna Queen & Benjamin Spalding
  • Window   |   6.3 - 7.20
    Portland Outright Presents: Queer and Trans Youth Demand Justice Not Jails

SpaceGalleryBlog

June 17, 2019 | By director
SPACE is proud to announce the hires of Lia Wilson as Engagement Manager and Geneviève Beaudoin as Communications Coordinator in two new positions for the organization. “These new hires will help sustain the connection between artists and audiences,” said Executive...

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