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 Date:  See Events page for list of December openings

2017 First Thursday Art Walk Dates:  Jan 5, Feb 3, Mar 2, Apr 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, Aug 3, Sept 7, Oct 5, Nov 2 and Dec 7

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!

2016 First Saturday Art Walk Date:  Dec 3

2017 First Saturday Art Walk Dates:  Jan 7, Feb 4, Mar 4, Apr 1, May 6, June 3, July 1, Aug 5, Sept 9, Oct 7, Nov 4 and Dec 2

Map of Member Galleries

K. Imperial Fine Art

Artist Reception for Eric Blum: Paintings and Works on Paper

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

There’s been a misunderstanding.  A scene viewed peripherally or as a background is something other than itself; an “autocorrect,” that’s ... more
Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Opening Reception: Ian Kimmerly: As We Wander, We Are Closer

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
Nancy Toomey Fine Art

Exhibition Reception – “Winter”

Dec 10, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Nancy Toomey Fine Art is pleased to announce Winter, an exhibition of works by Andrew Fisher, Betty Merken, Jimi Gleason, ... more
Gallery 16

Lounge Lessons: A Musical Journey of Life Reflections and Motivation Through Song

Dec 10, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cliff Hengst performs as Bobby Coupon on Saturday, December 10th from 8pm. Lounge Lessons: A Musical Journey of Life Reflections and ... more
SLATE contemporary

philARThropy: Opening Party

Dec 15, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

SLATE contemporary’s PhilARThropy offers art patrons an opportunity to purchase high quality, original works of art at affordable prices while ... more
Andrea Schwartz Gallery

Ferdinanda Florence and Wynne Hayakawa Opening Reception

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

Ferdinanda Florence and Wynne Hayakawa January 4 – February 3, 2017 Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 4th, 5:30 - 7:30 Andrea Schwartz ... more
Robert Koch Gallery

Alex Webb: La Calle

Jan 5, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A long and silent street. 
I walk in blackness and I stumble and fall and rise, and I walk blind, ... more
Rena Bransten Gallery

Artist Reception for Sam Perry: Seeing but Never Meeting

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

Sam Perry’s carved wood sculptures are testaments to the passage of time and are imbued with a respect for craft ... more
Hashimoto Contemporary

Opening Reception: Jeffrey Cheung “Closer” solo exhibition

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

Jeffrey Cheung: solo show January 7 – January 28, 2017 The opening reception for “Closer” will take place Saturday, January ... more
Anthony Meier Fine Arts

Opening for ‘Kate Shepherd: Battlezone’

Jan 10, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Opening reception: Tuesday 10 January, 6 to 8 pm more
Crown Point Press

Reception for Jacqueline Humphries

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

Join us for a reception with Jacqueline Humphries at Crown Point Press on Thursday, January 12, 6-8pm. more