NileGuide Expert Says:
The Space Gallery consistently defines what is hip and cool on the Portland urban art scene.
538 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
The Space Gallery is an urban arts center that has set new standards for the Portland cultural scene. Those passionate about arts and culture will marvel at the wealth of exhibitions and special performance offerings on view at this premier arts destination. Recent features have included the Sketchbook Project in which 10,000 artists from 60 countries were invited to fill a sketchbook with their art and share it with the world; the showing of Gasland, an insightful and compelling documentary about the natural gas industry in America; and dynamic performances by cutting edge musicians playing everything from West African jazz to neo-folk and modern rockabilly. Many of the center's concerts take place in an intimate lounge space featuring cocktails, beer and appetizer munchies. For those who enjoy witnessing and experiencing art and music that is truly exciting and new, check out the Space Gallery.