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. In addition to ongoing SFADA Gallery Exhibitions, special 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.

2016 First Thursday Art Walk Dates:  Jan 7, Feb 4, Mar 3, Apr 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, Aug 4, Sept 8, Oct 6, Nov 3 and Dec 1.

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!

Map of Member Galleries

Catharine Clark Gallery

Josephine Taylor | Teenagers Are Beautiful

Apr 23, All Day

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 23, noon - 2 pm   San Francisco, CA: Catharine Clark Gallery announces Teenagers Are Beautiful, a solo ... more
Scott Richards Contemporary Art

Peter and Madeline Powell

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

Scott Richards Contemporary Art is pleased to present All Piled Up, the debut exhibition of photorealistic still life paintings by ... more
Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Robert Kingston Opening Reception

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

It is with great pleasure that Dolby Chadwick Gallery announces an exhibition presenting the work of painter Robert Kingston, opening ... more
Hashimoto Contemporary

Summer Group Show Opening Night Reception

Jun 2, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Summer Group Show On view: June 2nd - June 25th, 2016 Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present our first Summer ... more
SLATE contemporary

Oakland First Friday: Luminosity

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

A three-artist exhibition featuring painters Elise Morris, Carol Lefkowitz, and Audra Weaser. Each artist approaches an exploration of light and ... more
George Lawson Gallery

Opening Reception for Jenny Bloomfield – Twinning: Recent Diptychs

Jun 4, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

George Lawson Gallery will present a solo exhibition of eight new paintings in diptych format by Bay Area painter Jenny ... more
George Lawson Gallery

Opening Reception for Michael Voss – Eight Paintings

Jun 4, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

George Lawson Gallery will present in a middle gallery eight new works by New York painter Michael Voss, his second ... more
Hackett|Mill

On view: “In the Public Garden, Naples” by Howard Hodgkin

Jun 9, All Day

Hackett | Mill presents In the Public Garden, Naples (1981-82), a rare work by British painter Howard Hodgkin, on view in San Francisco ... more
Traywick Contemporary

Opening for Plus One

Jun 11, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

PLUS ONE    June 11 – August 20, 2016 Opening: Saturday, June 11, 3 - 5pm  Rachel Davis + Blair ... more
SLATE contemporary

Mystery & Narrative: Artists’ Reception

Jun 16, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Featuring artists Monique Crine, Michael Garlington, GR Martin, & Danielle Mourning SLATE contemporary, a gallery historically known for specializing in ... more
SLATE contemporary

First Friday : Mystery & Narrative

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

Featuring artists Monique Crine, Michael Garlington, GR Martin, & Danielle Mourning SLATE contemporary, a gallery historically known for specializing in ... more