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

Catharine Clark Gallery

Closing Reception for Deborah Oropallo | “Dark Landscapes for a White House”

Jun 16, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for a closing reception on Saturday, June 16 from 12 - 2pm.  Oropallo will be in attendance and ... more
Avenue 12 Gallery

Opening Reception: Michele King and Truong Tran| Illumination | The Poetics of Light

Jun 23, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Avenue 12 Gallery is proud to present Michele King and Truong Tran| Illumination | The Poetics of Light, an exhibition ... more
SLATE contemporary

MIXED Artist Talk + Tour

Jul 6, 6:30 am - 9:00 pm

MIXED gallery exhibition opening reception and artist talk in conjunction with Oakland Art Murmur’s First Friday. SLATE contemporary gallery presents ... more
Modern Eden Gallery

Closing Reception: Baby Mama

Jul 6, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Closing Reception: Friday July 6, 2018, 6 pm–9 pm (In conjuntion with North Beach First Fridays) Exhibition Dates: June 8–July ... more
Brian Gross Fine Art

Opening Reception & Artist Talk – Pard Morrison: Heliotrope

Jul 7, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Brian Gross Fine Art is pleased to announce the opening of Heliotrope, an exhibition of new works by Colorado sculptor ... more
Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Jenifer Kent, Matthew Scheatzle, Matt R. Phillips: In the Aggregate

Jul 14, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce In the Aggregate, a group exhibition featuring the art of Jenifer Kent, Matt R. ... more