Events

First Thursday

The San Francisco Art Dealers Association invites you to join us for “First Thursday,” a downtown tradition since 1993. On every first Thursday of the month, many of our member galleries remain open to welcome visitors after normal working hours, most until 7:30PM or later. Galleries in the DoReMi neighborhood (Dogpatch/Potrero Hill) are also open until 7PM.  In addition to ongoing SFADA Gallery Exhibitions, First Thursday events are listed on this page. If you are making a special trip to see a specific gallery, we recommend that you call first to confirm opening hours.

2017 First Thursday Art Walk Dates:  Jan 5, Feb 3, Mar 2, Apr 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, Aug 3, Sept 7, Oct 5, Nov 2 and Dec 7

First Saturday

On the first Saturday of each month, galleries at Minnesota Street Project (1275 Minnesota Street) and select other SFADA member galleries present special opportunities to connect with artists or learn more about current exhibitions. Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Check back often as these events are continually updated!

2017 First Saturday Art Walk Dates:  Jan 7, Feb 4, Mar 4, Apr 1, May 6, June 3, July 1, Aug 5, Sept 9, Oct 7, Nov 4 and Dec 2

Map of Member Galleries

Anthony Meier Fine Arts

Opening reception for “JJ PEET: OSVRX”

Aug 24, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Anthony Meier Fine Arts is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Brooklyn-based artist JJ Peet (b. 1973, ... more
SLATE contemporary

Black & White : First Friday & Artists’ Remarks

Sep 1, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Featuring SLATE artists Anastasia Faiella, Barbara Kolo, and Patricia Thomas. Open till 9pm for the Oakland Art Murmur First Friday Art Walk. Artists' ... more
Chandra Cerrito Contemporary

Tactile Radiance

Sep 1, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

August Muth Tactile Radiance August 4-September 28, 2017 First Friday Artist Reception September 1, 6-8 pm Chandra Cerrito Contemporary is ... more
Robert Koch Gallery

ADAM KATSEFF: WATER MEMORY

Sep 7, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Robert Koch Gallery is pleased to present Water Memory, the first solo exhibition at the gallery for artist Adam ... more
Rena Bransten Gallery

Vik Muniz: Handmade / Artist Talk and Reception

Sep 9, 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join us for an artist talk and opening reception for 'Handmade,' an exhibition of new works by renowned artist ... more
Johansson Projects

Reception for CLAIRE COLETTE | MONUMENT ETERNAL

Sep 9, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Johansson Projects presents, Monument Eternal, featuring Claire Colette’s ethereal brand of geometric abstraction inviting deep, meditative viewing. Borrowing its title from Alice ... more
Brian Gross Fine Art

Reception for Marco Casentini: STREETLIGHTS

Sep 9, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Brian Gross Fine Art is pleased to announce the opening of STREETLIGHTS, an exhibition of recent paintings by Marco Casentini, ... more
Themes+Projects

Opening Reception for San Francisco Artist Award Exhibition: May Wilson

Sep 9, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at the artist reception for sculptor May Wilson, winner of SFADA's 2017 San Francisco Artist Award. May Wilson: ... more
Crown Point Press

Reception for Tom Marioni at 80

Sep 13, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a reception with Tom Marioni on Wednesday, September 13, from 6-8pm. Marioni’s sound piece Beer Drinking Sonata ... more
The McLoughlin Gallery

The Leader is Present-Opening Reception

Sep 15, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The McLoughlin Gallery presents The Leader is Present, the first solo exhibition featuring Italian artist Max Papeschi focusing on Kim ... more
SLATE contemporary

Black & White : First Friday

Oct 6, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Featuring SLATE artists Anastasia Faiella, Barbara Kolo, and Patricia Thomas. Open till 9pm for the Oakland Art Murmur First Friday Art Walk. more
Anthony Meier Fine Arts

Opening reception for “Sarah Cain: Racing with the moon”

Oct 12, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Exhibition dates: 13 October - 17 November 2017 more