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

Johansson Projects

Matt Kleberg + Woody De Othello | Knock-Kneed and Bow-Legged | March 25

Mar 25, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In their upcoming show at Johansson Projects, Knock-Kneed and Bow-Legged, Matt Kleberg’s cascading voids and Woody Othello’s anthropomorphized ceramics come ... more
Rena Bransten Gallery

Reception for Robert Minervini: Improvised Gardens

Mar 31, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

FraenkelLAB

Opening Reception — Stéphanie Solinas: Identité

Mar 31, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

FraenkelLAB is pleased to present the first US exhibition of the French artist Stéphanie Solinas from March 31 – May ... more
Modern Eden Gallery

Heavy Metal Lover Opening Reception

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

Modern Eden presents Heavy Metal Lover, a new group exhibition featuring the artists of the PRISMA Collective and curated by Kaspian Shore. ... more

Private Collections Tours

Apr 5, All Day

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS SFADA is pleased to be a cultural partner of the 2017 Private Collections fundraiser and extends a special ... more
Modernism Inc.

ELENA DORFMAN: The Origin of the New World

Apr 6, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Origin of the New World is a sequel to Elena Dorfman’s 2004 seminal series of photographs, Still Lovers, which ... more
Caldwell Snyder Gallery

Nicholas Wilton | Artist Reception

Apr 6, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Caldwell Snyder presents “Affirmation” an exhibition of recent paintings by Sausalito- based artist Nicholas WIlton. Nicholas Wilton creates paintings from ... more
SLATE contemporary

Drip N Dry : First Friday

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

In the mid-twentieth century, abstract art was forever changed by Jackson Pollock's drip paintings. This exhibition explores the use of ... more
Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Vanessa Marsh: Falling, Opening Reception and Artist Talk

Apr 8, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In Conversation: Vanessa Marsh & Renny Pritikin, Chief Curator of the Contemporary Jewish Museum, 3pm Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased ... more

Art Market San Francisco

Apr 27, All Day

Art Market returns to San Francisco's Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Center April 27-30. Art Market San Francisco, the Bay ... more
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
SLATE contemporary

Gardens of Abstraction : First Friday Opening Reception

May 5, 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
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
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
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