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

Gallery Wendi Norris

Yorgo Alexopoulos : Drifting on a Memory

Sep 21, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Opens Thursday 6-8 PM Cocktails provided by Cask, San Francisco. Gallery Wendi Norris is pleased to present Yorgo Alexopoulos: Drifting on ... more

David Bayus film screening.

Sep 23, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Artist and filmmaker David Bayus will be screening the first two short films in his Sessions trilogy. The total film length is ... more

Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb Lecture at SF Camerawork

Sep 26, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join us on Tuesday, September 26th from 6:30 - 8:30 PM at San Francisco Camerawork for an artist talk and book signing with gallery ... more

Asia Week Symposium

Sep 29, 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm

In conjunction with Asia Week San Francisco Bay Area and jointly sponsored by NanHai Art, Christie’s, and Asia Society Northern ... more

May Wilson Book Signing

Sep 30, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

May Wilson: Skeptics and Nomads Book Signing and Exhibition Closing Reception Saturday, Sept 30 3:00-5:00PM Signed exhibition catalogs available for ... more

Frieze Masters

Oct 5, All Day

Frieze Masters features more than 130 leading modern and historical galleries from around the world, showcasing art from the ancient ... more
Caldwell Snyder Gallery

Artist Reception | Siddharth Parasnis | Thursday, October 5 | 4 – 6 pm

Oct 5, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Caldwell Snyder Gallery presents “Discovering Color”, and exhibition of recent paintings by Siddharth Parasnis. Known for his landscapes that edge ... more
Chandra Cerrito Contemporary

Connie Goldman & Mikey Kelly Artist Talk Moderated by Rory Padeken

Oct 5, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Artist Talk at Chandra Cerrito Contemporary Moderated by Rory Padeken, Associate Curator at San Jose Museum of Art Thursday, October ... 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
Chandra Cerrito Contemporary

Opening Reception Connie Goldman: Genea and Mikey Kelly: Vibrate

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

October 5 – November 16,  2017 Artist Talk at Chandra Cerrito Contemporary Moderated by Rory Padeken, Associate Curator at San ... more
Meyerovich Gallery

Alex Katz at 90

Oct 7, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Alex Katz celebrates his 90th birthday this year. Meyerovich Gallery proudly announces his NEW RELEASES "Purple Hat" and "Spring Flowers." ... 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

The San Francisco Art & Antique Show

Oct 26, All Day

The San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show is the oldest continuously operating international art and antiques show on the West ... more
Chandra Cerrito Contemporary

First Friday Reception Connie Goldman: Genea and Mikey Kelly: Vibrate

Nov 3, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

First Friday Reception: Friday, November 3, 6-8pm Oakland, CA - Chandra Cerrito Contemporary is pleased to announce two concurrent solo ... more