Upcoming at SPACE



Main Gallery


Saturday 03.12.2016 through Friday 01.22.2016
Trail Off is an experimental living room installation utilizing elements of nature and mysticism to create an environment both playful and contemplative.

Artist Talk

Wednesday 04.06.2016
Join poet Megan Grumbling on April 6 for a reading and an immersive video installation to launch her poetry collection Booker’s Point, winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry


Monday 02.08.2016
THE RUSSIAN WOODPECKER is a thrilling, investigation into the ghosts of the Soviet Union and the mind of an irradiated Ukrainian art
Wednesday 02.17.2016
In the mid-1970s, Dee Snider and his Twisted Sister band mates claimed glitter rock for their own, cross-dressing their way to headlining every club within 100 miles of New York City, from New Jers
Wednesday 02.24.2016
No animals were harmed in the making of this movie.
Friday 02.26.2016
SPACE Gallery and Shorts International present the 2015 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Animation.


Saturday 02.13.2016
Representing a three-generational and sonic cross-section of Maine-based outsider folk music, the lineup of Colby Nathan, Caethua, and Tom Kovacevic is destined to be one of the most unique triple
Friday 02.19.2016
SPACE is proud to present a rare Maine appearance by psych-folk visionary Six Organs of Admittance, as part of our annex installation, Tr
Saturday 02.20.2016
Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance will demonstrate the basic principles and methods of his Hexadic System, 
Saturday 02.20.2016
We are happy to welcome the kinetic riffs, booming oscillations, and sprawling atmospheres of New Hampshire's post-metal sages KYO


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Trail Off

Friday, January 22, 2016 to Saturday, March 12, 2016


Monday, February 8, 2016 - 7:30pm
Doors at: 

Doors open at 7:00pm

Community event

The Making of a Woodland Talk Show with The Art Department

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 11:00am
Community event
Community event

Think & Drink

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 6:30pm
Doors at: 

Doors @ 6:00

Community event
Community event


Friday, February 12, 2016 - 7:30pm
Doors at: 

Doors @ 7:00


Colby Nathan, Caethua, and Tom Kovacevic

Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 8:30pm
Doors at: 

doors at 8pm
in the SPACE annex
@ 534 Congress St

Community event
Community event

Love Stories

Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 7:00pm


Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 7:30pm
Doors at: 

Doors open at 7:00pm

Community event

Share the love, know your status

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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


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. 

Upcoming Events

  • Film: Monday, Feb 8, 2016   |   7:30 PM
  • Community event: Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016   |   11:00 AM
    The Making of a Woodland Talk Show with The Art Department
  • Community event: Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016   |   6:30 PM
    Think & Drink
  • Community event: Friday, Feb 12, 2016   |   4:00 PM
    Share the love, know your status
  • Community event: Friday, Feb 12, 2016   |   7:30 PM
  • Music: Saturday, Feb 13, 2016   |   8:30 PM
    Colby Nathan, Caethua, and Tom Kovacevic
  • Community event: Sunday, Feb 14, 2016   |   7:00 PM
    Love Stories
  • Film: Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016   |   7:30 PM
  • Community event: Thursday, Feb 18, 2016   |   5:00 PM
    INSIGHT: Tour of Maine College of Art
  • Music: Friday, Feb 19, 2016   |   8:30 PM
    Six Organs of Admittance with Tongue Oven
  • Music: Saturday, Feb 20, 2016   |   1:00 PM
    Hexadic System Workshop with Ben Chasny
  • Music: Saturday, Feb 20, 2016   |   8:30 PM
    KYOTY, Sterling Black, FRKSE, All Night, Final Boss

Current Exhibitions

  • Annex   |   1.22 - 3.12
    Trail Off


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 $584,000 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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