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

Transmission Gallery

Artists Walk-Through Malia Landis & Wesley T. Wright: NATURAL PARADOX

Mar 17, 1:00 pm

Please join us March 17th, 1-3 pm, for the Artists' Walk-Through of Natural Paradox: Island Offerings and Animal Guides! Enjoy the ... more
Catharine Clark Gallery

Kara Maria: Post-Nature and LigoranoReese: Certainty of Ambiguity Closing Reception

Mar 17, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Closing Reception | March 17, 2018 | 2 - 6 pm with Panel Discussion | "Unseen Forces" | 3 - 5 pm Featuring Kara ... more
Gallery 16

It Turns Out Death Is More Painful Than We Thought

Mar 17, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Sonny Smith and Porchlight’s Arline Klatte & Beth Lisick as they host an evening of storyteller-musicians sharing the wows ... more
Catharine Clark Gallery

Chester Arnold: Borderline Opening Reception

Mar 24, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Catharine Clark Gallery presents Borderline, an exhibition of new paintings by Chester Arnold. On view from March 24 – May 5, 2018, Borderline responds to urgent ... more
Anglim Gilbert Gallery

John Beech: Under Way Opening Reception

Mar 24, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Anglim Gilbert Gallery is pleased to present Under Way, an exhibition of new work by John Beech.    With reverence for materials and ... more
Andrea Schwartz Gallery

Alex Couwenberg: Chevrons

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

Alex Couwenberg’s acrylic paintings reflect his fastidious attention to detail and his obsession over process. Through a constant investigation of ... more
Johansson Projects

Radical Matriarchs | Lena Wolff & Miriam Klein Stahl

Apr 6, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Radical Matriarchs brings together the work of Bay Area artists and wives Lena Wolff and Miriam Klein Stahl. For this ... more