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

Anglim Gilbert Gallery

Opening Reception for Catherine Wagner In Situ: Traces of Morandi

Oct 20, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Anglim Gilbert Gallery is pleased to present In Situ: Traces of Morandi, an exhibition of new photographic works by Catherine Wagner. In Situ: Traces ... more

Crown Point Press at IFPDA’s Print Fair | New York

Oct 26, All Day

Crown Point Press is featuring new prints by Tom Marioni and Wayne Thiebaud in our booth (#605). Also showing work ... more

Fine Art Print Fair

Oct 26, All Day

Now in its 26th year, the Fine Art Print Fair comes to the River Pavilion at the Javits Center, located in Manhattan’s bustling ... 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
Hackett | Mill

Opening Reception for Decades in the Making

Oct 26, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hackett Mill​ presents Decades in the Making​, a group show of seminal artists from the twentieth century: Milton Avery, Richard ... more
Catharine Clark Gallery

BOX BLUR 2.0: Eos Ensemble Performs Jeremy Turner’s Score for Chris Doyle’s “Swell”

Oct 27, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Eos Ensemble Performs Jeremy Turner's Score for Chris Doyle's Animation, Swell, at Catharine Clark Gallery For BOX BLUR 2.0, Catharine ... more
Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Barbara Vaughn: Uncharted Waters

Nov 2, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce “Uncharted Waters,” an exhibition of new work by Barbara Vaughn, on view from ... more
Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery

Gustavo Ramos Rivera: Viva la Poesia Opening Reception

Nov 2, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Recent Paintings and Works on PaperNovember 2 – December 16, 2017Opening Reception with the ArtistThursday, November 2nd5:30 - 7:30 pmIn ... more
Crown Point Press

Opening Reception for Degrees of Abstraction

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

There will be an on opening reception for the group exhibition Degrees of Abstraction on Thursday, November 2, 6-8pm. more
Johansson Projects


Nov 3, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Johansson Projects presents: “Partnerlook”, an exhibition of new paintings and ceramic sculptures by artist Michelle Blade. “Partnerlook” is a term ... 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
Brian Gross Fine Art

Joe Amrhein: Post Factual

Nov 4, All Day

Brian Gross Fine Art is pleased to announce Post Factual, an exhibition of new word works by New York artist ... more
Brian Gross Fine Art

Teo González

Nov 4, All Day

Brian Gross Fine Art is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by New York artist Teo González, opening ... more


Dec 6, All Day

Untitled, Art extends its thoughts and concerns to all of those affected by Hurricane Irma.  As the next edition of ... more