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

Gray Loft Gallery

Closing reception for Summer Salon

Aug 25, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Celebrate summer with us at our SUMMER SALON, a group show of gallery artists which includes painting, mixed media and ... more
Luna Rienne Gallery

Opening Reception for Evan Venegas: Color Feels

Aug 25, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Color Feels showcases Venegas' ongoing explorations in tone and dimension, including new works from his Lost Grid and Day Map ... more
Andrea Schwartz Gallery

Opening Reception for Patrick Dintino: All Inclusive

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

Andrea Schwartz Gallery is pleased to announce the 6th exhibition by Patrick Dintino. The exhibition will be on view from ... more
NanHai Art

Opening Reception for Going Outside: Kunlin He and Yi Xin Tong

Sep 6, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Going Outside is a duo exhibition of work by Kunlin He (b. 1992, Nanchang, China; lives San Francisco, CA) and ... more
Gregory Lind Gallery

Reception for Don Voisine: Blues and the Abstract Truth

Sep 6, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Exhibition dates:  September 6 - October 20, 2018 more
Robert Koch Gallery

Unexpected Affinities

Sep 6, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Group exhibition Featuring work by: Trent Davis Bailey • Debra Bloomfield • Edward Burtynsky • Tamas Dezso • Steve Fitch ... more
Scott Nichols Gallery

Women of the West

Sep 6, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

An exhibition of and by women photographers who are from the West or who have documented the West. Drawing from ... more
SLATE contemporary

Being Seen Opening Reception + Artist Talk

Sep 7, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

SLATE contemporary is pleased to present Being Seen: a photography exhibition that explores themes of identity, anonymity, privacy, and space. Richard Koci ... more

Exhibition Opening | Eric Siemens: Raveling Relic

Sep 8, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Gallery Wendi Norris is pleased to announce its third off-site exhibition, Raveling Relic, featuring new paintings by Eric Siemens.  The ... more

Monica Lundy – Artist Reception – Nancy Toomey Fine Art

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

Facebook event page MONICA LUNDY "Deviance - Women in the Asylum During the Fascist Regime" ARTIST RECEPTION Saturday, September 8, ... more
Robert Koch Gallery

Unexpected Affinities

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

Group exhibition Featuring work by: Trent Davis Bailey • Debra Bloomfield • Edward Burtynsky • Tamas Dezso • Steve Fitch ... more
Johansson Projects

First Friday Reception for Loop Melody

Oct 5, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Johansson Projects presents Loop Melody featuring the works of Alexander Kori Girard and Rachel Kaye. United by a mutual appreciation for rhythm, ... more
NanHai Art

Opening Reception for All This

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

Chen Ruobing lives and works in Düsseldorf, Ma Shuqing in Paris and Beijing, Shen Chen in New York while Chen ... more