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

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
Johansson Projects

Johansson Projects at SF Art Market

Apr 27, All Day

Featuring works by Craig Dorety, Alexander Kori Girard, Cody Hoyt, Blaise Rosenthal, and Matt Kleberg Fort Mason | Booth #401 ... more
Gregory Lind Gallery

Opening reception for Will Yackulic: New Weights & Measures

Apr 27, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Gregory Lind Gallery is pleased to present “New Weights & Measures” by Will Yackulic. This marks the artist’s fifth solo ... more
K. Imperial Fine Art

Andrea Joki: echo in the half-light

May 3, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

K. Imperial Fine Art is pleased to present its first solo show of the work of Andrea Joki. Andrea’s work ... 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
Jenkins Johnson Gallery

Dialogues in Drawing First Thursday

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

Dialogues in Drawing is inspired by the struggles and victories of women artists living and working through social turbulence, contested ... more
Caldwell Snyder Gallery

Julie Speidel | Artist Reception

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

Caldwell Snyder presents “Open Boundaries” an exhibition of recent works by Washigton-based artist Julie Speidel. Julie Speidel’s sculptures engage an ... more
Meyerovich Gallery

New York Pop Art: Works on Paper

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

Meyerovich Gallery presents “New York Pop Art: Works on Paper” by leading New York Artists from the past 40 years.  ... more

Frieze New York

May 5, All Day

Frieze New York 2017 brings together the world’s leading modern and contemporary art galleries, innovative curated sections, a celebrated series ... 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
Brian Gross Fine Art

Opening Reception – Man of Our Times: Drawings by Roy De Forest

May 6, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  May 6 – July 1, 2017 Opening reception: Saturday, May 6, 3–5pm   Brian Gross Fine Art is pleased ... more
Rena Bransten Gallery

Reception for Hung Liu: Promised Land

May 6, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Rena Bransten Gallery is pleased to present Hung Liu: Promised Land, an exhibition of new paintings and works on paper ... more
Fraenkel Gallery

Elisheva Biernoff Paintings: Opening Reception

May 11, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to present its first solo exhibition of the work of Elisheva Biernoff from May 11 – July 8, ... more
Chandra Cerrito Contemporary

Artist talk: Mel Prest

May 13, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Artist talk moderated by Caitlin Haskell, Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art *Please Note: Date ... more
Johansson Projects

Megan Reed + Jennie Ottinger | Rabble-Rousers | May 27

May 27, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In Rabble-Rousers, Megan Reed’s marching sculptures, watched by the disconcertingly unwholesome crowds in Jennie Ottinger’s paintings, together activate the gallery ... 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

Elisheva Biernoff: Artist Talk & Book Signing

Jun 3, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to present its first solo exhibition of the work of Elisheva Biernoff from May 11 – July 8, ... 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

VOLTA 13 Basel

Jun 12, All Day

VOLTA, Basel's art fair for new international positions, debuted in 2005 as a collaboration between dealers and friends. The aim ... more

Liste Art Show Basel

Jun 13, 12:00 am

Since its inception in 1996, LISTE has developed into one of the most important fairs for mostly new, but also ... more

Seattle Art Fair

Aug 3, All Day

The Seattle Art Fair is a one-of-a-kind destination for the best in modern and contemporary art and a showcase for ... more