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

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
Modernism Inc.

Gottfried HELNWEIN – Red Harvest

Feb 2, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Gottfried Helnwein's images of children are imbued with violence that viscerally threatens to rupture the innocence of childhood. This "red ... more
Chandra Cerrito Contemporary

Sarah Bird and Lewis deSoto: Exhibition Preview and Artist Talk

Feb 2, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In connection with the two concurrent solo exhibitions "Sarah Bird: the fullest measure of you, is you" and "Lewis deSoto: ... 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