Events

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.

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!

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

Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Louise LeBourgeois: Rising Light

May 4, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Louise LeBourgeois, opening Thursday, May 4. LeBourgeois ... more
Johansson Projects

Megan Reed + Jennie Ottinger | Rabble-Rousers | May 27

May 27, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In Rabble-Rousers, Megan Reed’s marching sculptures, watched by the disconcertingly unwholesome crowds in Jennie Ottinger’s paintings, together activate the gallery ... more
Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Terry St. John: Figures, Landscapes & Still Lifes: Six Decades of Painting

Jun 1, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is honored to present a retrospective of the art of Terry St. John, opening June 1, 2017. ... more
Jenkins Johnson Gallery

Nnenna Okore: Osimili, Opening

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

Jenkins Johnson Gallery is pleased to announce Nnenna Okore: Osimili. The Nigerian raised Fulbright Fellow’s exhibition of abstract, richly textured ... more
SLATE contemporary

Gardens of Abstraction : First Friday

Jun 2, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Gardens of Abstraction, on view at SLATE contemporary from May 4 through June 24, presents three contemporary photographers who are ... more
Chandra Cerrito Contemporary

Opening Reception: Brian Caraway’s Divine Madness and Mitra Fabian’s Natural Conduct

Jun 2, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  Chandra Cerrito Contemporary is pleased to announce two concurrent solo exhibitions of works by Bay Area artists Brian Caraway ... more
Fraenkel Gallery

Elisheva Biernoff: Artist Talk & Book Signing

Jun 3, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to present its first solo exhibition of the work of Elisheva Biernoff from May 11 – July 8, ... more
Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Terry St. John: Figures, Landscapes & Still Lifes: Six Decades of Painting Opening Reception

Jun 3, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Opening Reception for Terry St. John's Figures, Landscapes & Still Lifes: Six Decades of Painting will feature Terry St. John ... more
Gallery Wendi Norris

In Conversation | Ranu Mukherjee and Saisha Grayson

Jun 8, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In conjunction with "Shadowtime," Ranu Mukherjee's third solo exhibition, Gallery Wendi Norris presents a conversation between Mukherjee and Saisha Grayson, Ph.D. candidate, ... more

VOLTA 13 Basel

Jun 12, All Day

VOLTA, Basel's art fair for new international positions, debuted in 2005 as a collaboration between dealers and friends. The aim ... more

Liste Art Show Basel

Jun 13, 12:00 am

Since its inception in 1996, LISTE has developed into one of the most important fairs for mostly new, but also ... more
FraenkelLAB

Sophie Calle: My mother, my cat, my father, in that order — Opening Reception

Jun 23, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

FraenkelLAB is pleased to present Sophie Calle: My mother, my cat, my father, in that order from June 23–August 26, ... more
Chandra Cerrito Contemporary

First Friday Reception: Brian Caraway’s Divine Madness and Mitra Fabian’s Natural Conduct

Jul 7, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  Chandra Cerrito Contemporary is pleased to announce two concurrent solo exhibitions of works by Bay Area artists Brian Caraway ... more
Crown Point Press

Reception for Summer Choices Exhibition

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

Join us for a reception at Crown Point Press on Wednesday, July 12, 6-8pm more
Dolby Chadwick Gallery

20th Anniversary Show: Opening Reception

Jul 15, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce Artist as Subject, a special group exhibition organized to mark the gallery’s 20th ... more
Chandra Cerrito Contemporary

Artist Talk: Brian Caraway and Mitra Fabian led by Cathy Kimball

Jul 15, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

  Chandra Cerrito Contemporary is pleased to announce two concurrent solo exhibitions of works by Bay Area artists Brian Caraway ... more

Seattle Art Fair

Aug 3, All Day

The Seattle Art Fair is a one-of-a-kind destination for the best in modern and contemporary art and a showcase for ... more