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

Traywick Contemporary

GALLERY HAPPY HOUR with Benicia Gantner

Jan 25, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us after hours during the final week of Benicia Gantner's exhibition, The Space Between. More Information | View Images | Read SF/Arts Critics Pick ... more
Catharine Clark Gallery

Kara Maria: Post-Nature Opening Reception

Jan 27, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Artist Talk at 2:30pm more
Caldwell Snyder Gallery

“If I Only Had a Brain” by David Buckingham, Artist Reception

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

Caldwell Snyder Gallery invites you to join us for the opening reception with new work by David Buckingham in "If ... more
Jenkins Johnson Gallery

Deborah Roberts, Uninterrupted

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

Jenkins Johnson Gallery is pleased to present its first solo exhibition by interdisciplinary artist Deborah Roberts. The show will feature ... more
K. Imperial Fine Art

INTRODUCTIONS: Martin Javier Palottini, Hadley Radt, Mario Trejo – Opening Reception

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

K. Imperial Fine Art is pleased to present Introductions, a group show featuring the work of three talented artists who ... more
Rena Bransten Gallery

Rupert Garcia: Rolling Thunder Artist Talk

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

Please join us for the artist talk of the Rupert Garcia: Rolling Thunder exhibition, an exhibition of paintings and prints ... more

Ethereal Landscape by Sahba Artist Reception

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

Exhibition on view February 3 through March 31, 2018 Artist Reception: 6 to 8pm on Saturday February 3, 2018 Themes+Projects gallery ... 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

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