Upcoming at SPACE



Main Gallery

Saturday 12.10.2016 through Friday 10.07.2016
House Whether is a multidimensional exhibition presented by Yourself.


Friday 11.04.2016 through Wednesday 09.21.2016
Photo Credit: Pierre Le Hors  

Artist Talk

Thursday 11.10.2016
Employing a great variety of formal strategies—lyrics, parables, testimony, paratactic narratives, recastings of Torah stories, and inter-leavings with other texts—the poems in Lee Sharkey’s fifth
Tuesday 11.15.2016
Whiskey Tit is a publishing house based in Vermont that "proudly publish(s) books that are too long or too short, books in which the authors insist upon no back cover blurbs, books whose best genre
Saturday 11.26.2016
Andrew W.K. is pleased to announce The Power of Partying, his fir


Wednesday 11.16.2016
How did a boy from a tiny town on the Caribbean coast become a writer who won the hearts of millions?
Sunday 11.20.2016
For centuries, the United States government has taken Native American children away from their tribes, devastating parents and denying children their traditions, culture, and identity.
Tuesday 11.22.2016
Emerging from Ann Arbor Michigan amidst a countercultural revolution, The Stooges’ powerful and aggressive style of rock-n-roll blew a crater in the musical landscape of the late 1960s.
Wednesday 11.30.2016
An urgent and powerful exploration of the rapid militarization of the police in the United States.


Saturday 10.29.2016
This Halloween, SPACE is dressing up as your pan-generational pop dreams with Sunset Hearts as The Smit
Saturday 11.05.2016
Enterprise Records (on 151 Park Street) knows that when most of us want to listen to music we more often than not end up streaming individual tracks from YouTube through crappy computer speakers tr
Monday 11.07.2016
Greta Kline’s musical output as Frankie Cosmos exemplifies the generation of musicians born out of online self-releasing.
Friday 11.11.2016
Boston's garage-rock heroes 


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Give and Take

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 to Friday, November 4, 2016

SPACE Halloween Party!

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 9:00pm
Doors at: 

doors at 8:30pm


Sex Of Self

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 8:00pm
Doors at: 

Doors @ 7:30


Record Fair

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 10:00am

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. 

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.

Upcoming Events

  • Music: Saturday, Oct 29, 2016   |   9:00 PM
    SPACE Halloween Party!
  • Performance: Thursday, Nov 3, 2016   |   8:00 PM
    Sex Of Self
  • Music: Saturday, Nov 5, 2016   |   10:00 AM
    Record Fair
  • Music: Monday, Nov 7, 2016   |   8:00 PM
    Frankie Cosmos with Big Thief and Yairms
  • Artist Talk: Thursday, Nov 10, 2016   |   7:00 PM
  • Music: Friday, Nov 11, 2016   |   8:30 PM
    Idiot Genes, Cadavarette, An Anderson, The Asthmatic, Hopeless Losers
  • Music: Saturday, Nov 12, 2016   |   9:00 PM
    New York Night Train Soul Clap & Dance-Off
  • Performance: Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016   |   7:30 PM
    Whiskey Tit Fall Tour
  • Film: Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016   |   7:30 PM
  • Music: Friday, Nov 18, 2016   |   8:30 PM
    Minibeast, Cushing, Haru Bangs, Crystal Canyon
  • Film: Sunday, Nov 20, 2016   |   7:00 PM
    First Light: Inside Maine's Historic Truth and Reconciliation Commission
  • Film: Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016   |   7:30 PM

Current Exhibitions

  • Annex   |   9.21 - 11.4
    Give and Take
  • Main Gallery   |   10.7 - 12.10
    House Whether by Yourself / Ray Spectrum


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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