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Friday 09.23.2016 through Thursday 06.23.2016
Leon Benn and Seth Gass, with contributing artists. 

Annex

Saturday 09.03.2016 through Thursday 08.04.2016
In 2015 SPACE Gallery bought its home of 13 years, including the upper floors filled with artist studios.

Artist Talk

Saturday 11.26.2016
Andrew W.K. is pleased to announce The Power of Partying, his fir

Film

Wednesday 08.31.2016
Two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple (Harlan County, USA) shines a powerful, inspiring and entertaining spotlight on the legendary R&B queen Sharon Jones, whose wonder is a force to beh
Thursday 09.08.2016
Akounak tells the universal story of a musician trying to make it “against all odds,” set against the backdrop of the raucous subculture of Tuareg guitar.
Sunday 09.11.2016
Following 9/11, artists, writers, historians, and the general public shared their responses through articles, novels, blog posts, films, performances, and other ways of expanding and contesting the accounts issued by political and military leaders.
Wednesday 09.14.2016
Toni trains as a boxer with her brother at a community center in Cincinnati’s West End, but becomes fascinated by the dance team that also practices there.

Music

Saturday 09.03.2016
The psych-driven avant-exotica trio Million Brazilians tops a bill of raw and uncompromising local heavies, co-presented by Grime Studios &
Saturday 09.10.2016
"Everybody wants a story.
Friday 09.16.2016
The Red F is the semi-solo project of Phantom Buffalo member Tim Burns.  Recorded and accompanied by Vince Nez
Thursday 09.22.2016
Diet Cig has rightfully been front runner for everyone’s favorite new act in 2016.

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Annex

SPACE Studios Summer Show Part Two

Thursday, August 4, 2016 to Saturday, September 3, 2016
7:30
Film

MISS SHARON JONES!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 7:30pm
Doors at: 

Doors open at 7:00pm

8:30
Music

MILLION BRAZILIANS, BURR, MOME, KOROVYOV

Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 8:30pm
Doors at: 

Doors at 8:00PM

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.

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

Upcoming Events

  • Film: Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016   |   7:30 PM
    MISS SHARON JONES!
  • Music: Saturday, Sep 3, 2016   |   8:30 PM
    MILLION BRAZILIANS, BURR, MOME, KOROVYOV
  • Film: Thursday, Sep 8, 2016   |   7:30 PM
    Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai
  • Music: Saturday, Sep 10, 2016   |   8:30 PM
    Haley Bonar
  • Film: Sunday, Sep 11, 2016   |   7:00 PM
    Site Seeing: 9/11 through Documentary Shorts
  • Film: Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016   |   7:30 PM
    THE FITS
  • Community event: Thursday, Sep 15, 2016   |   7:00 PM
    Admit One
  • Music: Friday, Sep 16, 2016   |   8:30 PM
    The Red F album release with Computer at Sea and Pat LaFontaine
  • Performance: Saturday, Sep 17, 2016   |   8:00 PM
    Brian Babylon with Liza Treyger
  • Film: Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016   |   7:30 PM
    MAYA ANGELOU: AND STILL I RISE
  • Music: Thursday, Sep 22, 2016   |   8:30 PM
    Diet Cig with Free Cake for Every Creature and Cool Tara
  • Community event: Friday, Sep 23, 2016   |   6:00 PM
    CASINO ROYALE

Current Exhibitions

  • Main Gallery   |   6.23 - 9.23
    The Genuine Article
  • Annex   |   8.4 - 9.3
    SPACE Studios Summer Show Part Two

SpaceGalleryBlog

July 7, 2016 | By anne
The following is a piece by writer Jessica Lynne, co-editor of ARTS.BLACK, who was in residence at SPACE from June 20-29, 2016. Jessica's time here focused on the early stages of a new biomythographical project. Read more about it below, and follow Jess and her work...

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