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

Gallery Wendi Norris

Performance by Hope Mohr Dance | Closing Reception of “Shadowtime” by Ranu Mukherjee

Jun 29, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Closing reception and performance with Hope Mohr Dance: Thursday, June 29th, 6-8PM Performance: 6:30-6:45 PM, reception to follow This exhibition ... more
Caldwell Snyder Gallery

Artist Reception | Greg Miller

Jul 1, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Caldwell Snyder Gallery presents “Here Comes The Sun”, an exhibition of recent paintings by Greg Miller. Vibrant, provocative, and intricately ... more
Eleanor Harwood Gallery

Rebekah Goldstein, Dana Hemingway, & Mayuko Kono “Dream House”

Jul 1, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Exhibit Dates: Opening Reception: Saturday, July 1 // 5-7pm June 23 - July 29, 2017 Eleanor Harwood Gallery is pleased ... more
Robert Koch Gallery

Isaac Abrams: History of My Dreams

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

In conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love, Robert Koch Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition ... more
Johansson Projects

Megan Reed + Jennie Ottinger | Rabble-Rousers | Art Murmur July 7

Jul 7, 5:00 pm - 8:00 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
Modern Eden Gallery

Emilio Villalba ‘I Don’t See’ Opening Reception

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

Exhibition Dates: July 7–August 5, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, July 7, 6 pm–9 pm Request Collector Preview   Modern Eden presents ... more
Chandra Cerrito Contemporary

First Friday Reception: Brian Caraway’s Divine Madness and Mitra Fabian’s Natural Conduct

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

  Chandra Cerrito Contemporary is pleased to announce two concurrent solo exhibitions of works by Bay Area artists Brian Caraway ... more
Gallery 16

Opening Reception: Ala Ebtekar, Equation of Time

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

Please join us on July 7th, 2017 as G16 Editions presents the culmination of an ambitious project with artist Ala ... more
Gallery 16

Opening Reception: Reed Anderson, Ghost Flag & Flower Paintings

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

Please join us Friday, July 7th from 6–9PM for the opening reception of Reed Anderson. Ghost Flags and Flower Paintings ... more
SLATE contemporary

WATER WORKS : First Friday Reception

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

An exhibition featuring three artists tackling the elusive subject of water from three different formal and conceptual vantage points. Featuring Audra ... more
Hashimoto Contemporary

Alex Ziv: “Cut Away(s)” Opening Reception

Jul 8, 12:00 am - 9:00 pm

Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present “Cut Away(s)” a solo exhibition by Alex Ziv. Based in San Francisco, Ziv joins ... more
Crown Point Press

Reception for Summer Choices Exhibition

Jul 12, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a reception at Crown Point Press on Wednesday, July 12, 6-8pm more
Dolby Chadwick Gallery

20th Anniversary Show: Opening Reception

Jul 15, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce Artist as Subject, a special group exhibition organized to mark the gallery’s 20th ... more
Chandra Cerrito Contemporary

Artist Talk: Brian Caraway and Mitra Fabian led by Cathy Kimball

Jul 15, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

  Chandra Cerrito Contemporary is pleased to announce two concurrent solo exhibitions of works by Bay Area artists Brian Caraway ... 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
Robert Koch Gallery

Isaac Abrams: History of My Dreams

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

In conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love, Robert Koch Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition ... more
SLATE contemporary

WATER WORKS : First Friday

Aug 4, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

An exhibition featuring three artists tackling the elusive subject of water from three different formal and conceptual vantage points. Featuring Audra ... more
Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Sherie’ Franssen: Tempest

Sep 7, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by the painter Sherie’ Franssen, on view September ... more
Themes+Projects

Opening Reception for San Francisco Artist Award Exhibition: May Wilson

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

Join us at the artist reception for sculptor May Wilson, winner of SFADA's 2017 San Francisco Artist Award. Exhibition:  September ... more