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.

2018 First Thursday Art Walk Dates: Jan 4Feb 1Mar 1Apr 5May 3Jun 7Jul 12Aug 2Sept 6Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 6

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!

2018 First Saturday Art Walk Dates: Jan 6Feb 3Mar 3Apr 7May 5Jun 2Jul 7Aug 4Sept 8Oct 6Nov 3, Dec 1

Map of Member Galleries

Susan Parker: Paintings Off-Site Exhibition

Feb 3, 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Off-Site Exhibition On view at 1111 Broadway Downtown Oakland Susan Parker: Paintings On View Through April 17 Hours: Monday - Friday 7am-7pm and by appointment more

Art Palm Springs

Feb 15, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Art Palm Springs is the premier art fair in the Southwest presenting post-war and contemporary art. The seventh annual edition will bring ... more
Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Works & Conversations 34th Issue Celebration

Feb 17, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is thrilled to be hosting the celebration of Works & Conversations' 34th issue on Saturday, February 17 from 1–2:30pm. The event will ... more

Artist Talk: Sheila Ghidini: In-between spaces and Sabine Reckewell: Composites, Moderated by Julia Couzens

Feb 17, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Sheila Ghidini In-between spaces & Sabine Reckewell Composites   January 11– March 15, 2018 Artist Talk Moderated by Julia Couzens ... more
Anglim Gilbert Gallery

Canan Tolon: Where Were We

Feb 17, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Anglim Gilbert Gallery is pleased to present Where Were We, an exhibition of paintings by Canan Tolon. Referring to the point in which ... more
Berggruen Gallery

Tom McKinley Artist Reception

Feb 21, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Berggruen Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of twelve new paintings by American artist, Tom McKinley. This show marks ... more

PHOTOFAIRS San Francisco

Feb 23, All Day

PHOTOFAIRS is dedicated to presenting fine art photography and moving image from leading international galleries and their artists in dynamic and ... more
Crown Point Press

Crown Point Press at ADAA’s The Art Show

Feb 28, All Day

Crown Point Press presents "Merriment: New Etchings by Wayne Thiebaud" at The Art Show 2018. Thiebaud's recent etchings are the ... more
Robert Koch Gallery

Karine Laval: Heterotopia Artist Reception

Mar 1, 5:30 am - 7:30 am

The Robert Koch Gallery is pleased to present Heterotopia, the inaugural exhibition at the gallery for Brooklyn-based French-American artist Karine Laval. more
Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Art About Art: A Luminous Pursuit

Mar 1, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce Art about Art: A Luminous Pursuit, an exhibition of new work by Guy Diehl ... more
The McLoughlin Gallery

Emad Boback: Reflections

Mar 1, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The McLoughlin Gallery is pleased to present “Reflections”, a solo exhibition featuring Emad Boback Works on view March 1 - 31, 2018 Opening ... more
Corden Potts Gallery

Roberto Fernández Ibáñez: Sorcerer’s Apprentices (Approaching the Irreversible)

Mar 1, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Corden|Potts welcomes guest curator, Kate Contakos, for our next two shows. Kate is curator and founder of Atelier Contakos. For ... more
Transmission Gallery

First Friday – Malia Landis & Wesley T. Wright: NATURAL PARADOX

Mar 2, 1:00 pm

Stop by First Friday,  March 2nd from 6-9 pm! Meet artists Malia Landis and Wesley T. Wright! See their recent ... more
Johansson Projects

Matthew F Fisher | Into the Blue | Art Murmur

Mar 2, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Matthew F Fisher's paintings have been exhibited extensively in California, New York, London, and Atlanta,  He is a recipient of ... more
Chandra Cerrito Contemporary

First Friday Reception for Sheila Ghidini and Sabine Reckewell

Mar 2, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sheila Ghidini In-between spaces & Sabine Reckewell Composites   January 11– March 15, 2018 Artist Talk Moderated by Julia Couzens ... more
Rena Bransten Gallery

Oliver Lee Jackson: Someplace Else / Opening Reception

Mar 3, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Rena Bransten Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition from celebrated artist Oliver Lee Jackson. The exhibition will include ... more
Dolby Chadwick Gallery

MFA Scholarship Fund Benefit

Mar 3, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The 16th Annual MFA Scholarship Fund Benefit for Saint Mary's College of California,"Words and Wine", will be held at Dolby Chadwick ... more
Traywick Contemporary

Amanda Marchand: True North

Mar 4, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

New York-based artist and writer Amanda Marchand will show a recent series of photographs, made during a residency in rural ... more
Traywick Contemporary

Dharma Strasser MacColl: Roam

Mar 4, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Reception: Sunday, March 4, 3 to 5 pm For her fourth solo exhibition at the gallery, Bay Area artist Dharma Strasser ... more

VOLTA NY: The Aesthetics of Matter

Mar 7, All Day

Curated Section By Mickalene Thomas & Racquel Chevremont Jenkins Johnson Projects is pleased to announce its participation in VOLTA, with ... more
Transmission Gallery

Artists Walk-Through Malia Landis & Wesley T. Wright: NATURAL PARADOX

Mar 17, 1:00 pm

Please join us March 17th, 1-3 pm, for the Artists' Walk-Through of Natural Paradox: Island Offerings and Animal Guides! Enjoy the ... more
Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Kai Samuels-Davis: The Shadows

Apr 7, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce The Shadows, an exhibition of new work by Kai Samuels-Davis. Each of Samuels-Davis’s ... more