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

From Counterculture to Cyberculture

Jul 7, 12:00 am

From Counterculture to Cyberculture Curated by David Lewis Lucy Dodd, Israel Lund, Dawn Kasper, Jared Madere, Alex Mackin Dolan, K.r.m. ... more
Andrea Schwartz Gallery

Opening reception for Chad Hasegawa: wall colorings

Aug 2, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Chad Hasegawa: wall colorings August 2 – August 31, 2017 Opening Reception: Wednesday, August 2, 5:30 - 7:30 Andrea Schwartz ... 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
Robert Koch Gallery

Isaac Abrams: History of My Dreams

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

In conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love, Robert Koch Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition ... more
SLATE contemporary

WATER WORKS : First Friday

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

An exhibition featuring three artists tackling the elusive subject of water from three different formal and conceptual vantage points. Featuring Audra ... more
Modern Eden Gallery

Flower Child Opening Reception

Aug 12, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Contemporary Artwork Inspired by San Francisco’s Summer of Love Opening Reception: Saturday August 12, 2017, 6 PM–9 PM Exhibition Dates: ... more
Anthony Meier Fine Arts

Opening reception for JJ Peet

Aug 24, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Anthony Meier Fine Arts is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Brooklyn-based artist JJ Peet (b. 1973, ... more
SLATE contemporary

Black & White : First Friday & Artists’ Remarks

Sep 1, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Featuring SLATE artists Anastasia Faiella, Barbara Kolo, and Patricia Thomas. Open till 9pm for the Oakland Art Murmur First Friday Art Walk. Artists' ... more

Opening Reception for San Francisco Artist Award Exhibition: May Wilson

Sep 9, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at the artist reception for sculptor May Wilson, winner of SFADA's 2017 San Francisco Artist Award. Exhibition:  September ... more
The McLoughlin Gallery

The Leader is Present – Opening Reception

Sep 15, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

                The McLoughlin Gallery presents The Leader is Present the first solo exhibition ... more
Dolby Chadwick Gallery

James Kennedy: t h o u g h t    f o r m s

Oct 5, All Day

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce t h o u g h t  f o r m s, an ... more
SLATE contemporary

Black & White : First Friday

Oct 6, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Featuring SLATE artists Anastasia Faiella, Barbara Kolo, and Patricia Thomas. Open till 9pm for the Oakland Art Murmur First Friday Art Walk. more