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. In addition to ongoing SFADA Gallery Exhibitions, special 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.

2016 First Thursday Art Walk Dates:  Jan 7, Feb 4, Mar 3, Apr 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, Aug 4, Sept 8, Oct 6, Nov 3 and Dec 1.

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!

Map of Member Galleries

Sculpturesite Gallery

Frank Morbillo: New Works

Jul 16, All Day

Sculpturesite Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition of new sculptures by artist Frank Morbillo, on view from July 16 ... more

The McLoughlin Gallery at Art Aspen

Aug 4, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Art Aspen, August 4-7 will feature work from The McLoughlin Gallery and 26 galleries from around the country.  Check the ... more
Caldwell Snyder Gallery

Meet the Artist: Regina Saura

Aug 4, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Meet the Artist | Regina Saura | Thursday | August 4 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM Live Music and California ... more

Seattle Art Fair

Aug 4, 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Seattle Art Fair takes place Aug 4-7. Visit the booths of five SFADA galleries: Catharine Clark Gallery, Gregory Lind Gallery, ... more
Johansson Projects


Aug 5, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

What does it take for an object, or a human, to maintain its normal state? What does it take to change ... more
SLATE contemporary

Opening: SLATE Summer Collection

Aug 5, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Artists' Reception : First Friday, August 5, 5-6pm | Remarks : 5:30pm SLATE contemporary embraces late summer with a survey of ... more
Traywick Contemporary

PLUS ONE Panel Discussion

Aug 13, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Please join us for a conversation with artists from Plus One, moderated by Cathy Kimball, Executive Director of the San Jose ... more
SLATE contemporary

Third Thursday on 25th: SLATE Summer Collection

Aug 18, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Late Hours : Third Thursday, August 18, 6-8pm SLATE contemporary embraces late summer with a survey of the gallery's select featured painters. With ... more
Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Gonzalo Fuenmayor: Picturesque

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

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce a new exhibition of charcoal drawings by the Colombian-born, Miami-based artist Gonzalo Fuenmayor. ... more
Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Kai Samuels-Davis: Wilderness Opening Reception

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

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 6, from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce Wilderness, an exhibition of ... more
Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Ian Kimmerly: As We Wander, We Are Closer Opening Reception

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

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce “As We Wander, We Are Closer,” an exhibition of new work by Ian ... more