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

Romer Young Gallery

Joseph Hart | PUSSY WILLOW

Apr 8, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

ROMER YOUNG GALLERY is pleased to present Pussy Willow, a solo exhibition of new paintings and drawings by New York-based artist, ... more
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
Meyerovich Gallery

Sculpture at Meyerovich

May 5, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Group sculpture show in bronze, steel, and aluminum by Guy Dill, Grisha Bruskin, Donald Sultan for First Thursday in San Francisco. ... more
Caldwell Snyder Gallery

Artist Reception: Serenity by Siddharth Parasnis

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

Serenity, Recent Paintings by Siddharth Parasnis Artist Reception: Thursday, May 5th from 5:30 – 7:30 PM Exhibition continues through May ... more
K. Imperial Fine Art

Opening Reception – Jud Bergeron: From Analog to Digital and Back

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

K. Imperial Fine Art is pleased to present From Analog to Digital and Back, a solo show of new work ... more
Jenkins Johnson Gallery

Portraiture: A Group Photography Exhibition

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

Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco is pleased to present Portraiture: A Group Photography Exhibition opening May 5 and running through ... more
Jenkins Johnson Gallery

Sally Mann: Emmett, Jessie, and Virginia

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

Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco is pleased to announce its first solo exhibition by renowned American photographer Sally Mann. Emmett, ... more
SLATE contemporary

Oakland First Friday: Luminosity

May 6, 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

Blood, Stone & Mirrors — Artist Reception

May 7, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

s“My primary satisfaction comes from making the work, and my idea of success is getting it to look right….I can’t ... more
Rena Bransten Gallery

1st Saturdays at Minnesota Street Project / Closing of ‘These American Lives’

May 7, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for First Saturdays at Minnesota Street Project and the closing of These American Lives more
Gallery 16

Libby Black // A Light That Never Goes Out and Serena Cole // Let Me Look at You

May 13, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Gallery 16 is excited to welcome Libby Black and Serena Cole for their first solo exhibitions with the gallery. Libby ... more

SFMOMA Opening, Galleries Open

May 14, All Day

A big day in San Francisco!  The expanded and transformed San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will open to ... more
Brian Gross Fine Art

Robert Sagerman: Cumulus

May 14, 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

May 14 – July 2, 2016 Opening reception: Saturday, May 14, 4–6 pm Artist talk: 3:30 pm   Brian Gross ... more
Modern Eden Gallery

Lacey Bryant “Escape” Opening Reception

May 14, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Opening Reception: Saturday May 14, 2016, 6 pm–9 pm Exhibition Dates: May 14 – June 4, 2016 Modern Eden Gallery ... more
Traywick Contemporary

Stas Orlovski: Troika Artist Talk

May 15, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Please join us on Sunday, May 15th at 3 pm for an afternoon conversation and exhibition walkthrough of Troika with the artist, ... more
SLATE contemporary

Third Thursday: Luminosity

May 19, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

Artist’s Talk – Maija Peeples-Bright: Beyond the Candy Store

May 21, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for the Artist's Talk and Closing Reception Event at Transmission Gallery. Meet Maija Peeples-Bright, one of the remaining living ... 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

Jun 2, 5:30 pm

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