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

Transmission Gallery

Film Screening : Plastic Man – The artful life of Jerry Ross Barrish

Jan 17, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

SPECIAL FILM SCREENING: PLASTIC MAN: the artful life of Jerry Ross Barrish, directed by William Farley, produced by Janis Plotkin New DATE Added: ... more

Several galleries closed for Art Strike and Women’s Marches

Jan 20, All Day

Several SFADA galleries will be closed on Friday, January 20, and/or Saturday, January 21, for the J20 Art Strike and ... more
Gallery 16

SF Foodbank Fundraiser and G16 Post-Holiday Party

Jan 21, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Please join us for our annual (Post) Holiday Party to benefit the Foodbank. The shindig will happen Saturday, January 21st ... more

PHOTOFAIRS San Francisco

Jan 27, 12:00 am

PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco, will launch January 27-29, 2017 in the Festival Pavilion at the Fort Mason Center, San Francisco. ... more
Gallery 16

Opening Reception: Esho Funi

Jan 27, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us Friday, January 27th from 6–9PM for the opening reception of Esho Funi, a group exhibition featuring artists Rose Dickson, ... more
Caldwell Snyder Gallery

Douglas Schneider | Artist Reception

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

Caldwell Snyder Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of recent paintings by Bay Area painter, Douglas Schneider. Schneider’s paintings ... more
SLATE contemporary

Abstract Expressions

Feb 3, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

An exhibition showcasing contemporary painting that draws upon the modern tradition of Abstract Expressionism. Featuring Jimi Evins, Lea Feinstein, and ... more
Meyerovich Gallery

Stanley Boxer: Paintings and Monoprints

Feb 4, 11:00 am - 5:30 pm

Meyerovich Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of rare and colorful abstract paintings and monoprints by Stanley Boxer (1926-2000), ... more
Hashimoto Contemporary

Opening Reception: Jeremiah Jenkins “Everything Must Go”

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

Jeremiah Jenkins: "Everything Must Go" February 4 – February 25, 2017 Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present “Everything Must Go”, ... more
Andrea Schwartz Gallery

Razzle Dazzle Opening Reception

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

Piero Spadaro: Razzle Dazzle February 8 – March 17, 2017 Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 8, 5:30 - 7:30 Andrea Schwartz ... more
Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Philip Buller: Human Patterns

Mar 2, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce “Human Patterns,” an exhibition of new work by the artist Philip Buller, opening ... more