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, 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

Johansson Projects

MICAH WOOD | HEALTHY TEARS Performance & Reception

Sep 1, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In his first solo exhibition at Johansson Projects, Micah Wood explores the semiotics of coherent symbols through painting and sculpture ... 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
Hashimoto Contemporary

Ravi Zupa: “The Turmoil of Being”

Sep 1, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ravi Zupa: "The Turmoil of Being" On view: September 1 - September 24, 2016 Opening reception: Thursday, September 1 (6pm-10pm) ... more
Gregory Lind Gallery

Eamon O’Kane: Baum Test

Sep 8, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

K. Imperial Fine Art

Opening Reception: Changing Landscape

Sep 8, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

K. Imperial Fine Art is pleased to present Changing Landscape, its third solo exhibition of the work of Mila Libman. ... more
Robert Koch Gallery

TRENT DAVIS BAILEY: THE NORTH FORK

Sep 8, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Robert Koch Gallery is pleased to present The North Fork, the first solo exhibition at the gallery for American ... more
Caldwell Snyder Gallery

The Space In Between, Recent Paintings by John Gibson

Sep 10, All Day

The Space In Between, Recent Paintings by John Gibson Artist Talk & Book Signing Saturday | September 10 | 3 ... more
Caldwell Snyder Gallery

Artist Talk & Book Signing with John Gibson

Sep 10, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Space In Between, Recent Paintings by John Gibson Artist Talk & Book Signing Saturday | September 10 | 3 ... more
Catharine Clark Gallery

Opening Reception: Kambui Olujimi | What Endures

Sep 10, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

San Francisco, CA: Catharine Clark Gallery presents What Endures, a solo exhibition of new work by Kambui Olujimi on view ... more
Brian Gross Fine Art

Dana Hart-Stone: A Western Trip

Sep 10, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Dana Hart-Stone A Western Trip September 10 – October 29, 2016 Reception for the artist: Saturday, September 10, 4-6pm Brian ... more
Catharine Clark Gallery

Words on Dance: Beyond the Proscenium

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

Catharine Clark Gallery and Words on Dance present Words on Dance: Beyond the Proscenium. Date: Monday, September 12, 3 - ... more

Sadie Barnette: FROM HERE

Sep 17, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, is proud to present its first solo show by interdisciplinary artist Sadie Barnette (b. 1984, ... more
Catharine Clark Gallery

Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, Site Series (Inside Outside): A Response to the Work of Kambui Olujimi

Sep 17, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Catharine Clark Gallery and Margaret Jenkins Dance Company present a commissioned performance in dialogue with Kambui Olujimi’s exhibition, What Endures. ... more

EXPO CHICAGO

Sep 22, All Day

EXPO CHICAGO / 2016 Navy Pier / Booth 245 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 8, 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