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, select SFADA member galleries present special opportunities to connect with artists or learn more about current exhibitions. The list at right features upcoming First Saturday artist talks, tours, receptions, or other special events. Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Check back often as these events are continually updated!

Map of Member Galleries


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Andrea Schwartz Gallery

Opening Reception, Alex Couwenberg: what we do is secret

Feb 3, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Alex Couwenberg: what we do is secret February 3rd – March 4th, 2016 Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 3, 5:30 - ... more
Robert Koch Gallery

Tamas Dezso: Notes for an Epilogue

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

TAMAS DEZSO NOTES FOR AN EPILOGUE February 4 - April 30, 2016 Artist Reception & Book Signing: Thursday, February 4 ... more
Adler & Co.

Winter Group Show

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

Winter Group Show-Robert Buelteman, Jeff Koons, Joanne Mattera, Robert Rauschenberg, Michael Rich, Michael Scoggins, John Holt Smith, Wayne Thiebaud, Gina ... more
The McLoughlin Gallery


Feb 4, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  Media Contact: Joan McLoughlin Gallerist 415-986-4799 The McLoughlin Gallery presents “LuxPop”, a two-person exhibition featuring Bruce Makowsky and ... more
Chandra Cerrito Contemporary

Randy Colosky: White Hot

Feb 5, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Chandra Cerrito Contemporary is pleased to present Randy Colosky: White Hot, a solo exhibitions to be on view in the ... more
Chandra Cerrito Contemporary

Sheila Ghidini: A Fleeting Grace

Feb 5, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Chandra Cerrito Contemporary is pleased to present Sheila Ghidini: A Fleeting Grace, a solo exhibitions to be on view in ... more
Chandra Cerrito Contemporary

Special Installation in Memoriam of Jerry Carniglia

Feb 5, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Chandra Cerrito Contemporary is pleased to announce a special installation in honor of the Bay Area-based artist Jerry Carniglia (1946-2015), ... more
Fraenkel Gallery

Printed Matter LA Art Book Fair

Feb 11, All Day

Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to exhibit at Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair for the first time and will exhibit ... more
Modern Eden Gallery

Opening Reception, Melissa Morgan: With Reverence

Feb 13, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Opening Reception: Saturday February 13, 2016, 6 pm–9 pm Exhibition Dates: February 13 – 27, 2016   Modern Eden Gallery ... more
Chandra Cerrito Contemporary

Ghidini/Colosky Artist Talk moderated by Kevin B. Chen

Feb 25, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join us for an Artist Talk with exhibiting artists Sheila Ghidini and Randy Colosky, moderated by Curator, Writer, and ... more