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.

2018 First Thursday Art Walk Dates: Jan 4Feb 1Mar 1Apr 5May 3Jun 7Jul 12Aug 2Sept 6Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 6

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!

2018 First Saturday Art Walk Dates: Jan 6Feb 3Mar 3Apr 7May 5Jun 2Jul 7Aug 4Sept 8Oct 6Nov 3, Dec 1

Map of Member Galleries

SF Art Book Fair

Jul 20, 12:00 am

SF Art Book Fair 1275 Minnesota Street, San Francisco July 20-22, 2018 Visit numerous booths of  numerous SFADA galleries at ... more
Transmission Gallery

Closing Reception: TRUMP CARD

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

Closing Reception, July 21st from 2-4 pm ​with Travis Somerville Artist's Walkthrough at 3 pm Meet the artists, enjoy the refreshments, stay for ... more
Gray Loft Gallery

Artists’ opening reception for Summer Salon

Jul 21, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Celebrate summer with us at our SUMMER SALON, a group show of gallery artists which includes painting, mixed media and ... more
K. Imperial Fine Art

Artist Reception for Summer in the City

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

K. Imperial Fine Art is pleased to present a summer group show celebrating new work by Ruth Freeman, Ellie Fritz, ... more

Scott Nichols Gallery at the Seattle Art Fair

Aug 3, 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Please join the Scott Nichols Gallery at Booth B25 at the Seattle Art Fair, August 2-5. https://seattleartfair.com/ https://www.artsy.net/show/scott-nichols-gallery-scott-nichols-gallery-at-seattle-art-fair-2018 Collectors Preview: Thursday, ... more
Gray Loft Gallery

Closing reception for Summer Salon

Aug 25, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Celebrate summer with us at our SUMMER SALON, a group show of gallery artists which includes painting, mixed media and ... more
George Lawson Gallery

John Meyer | Edge of Light

Sep 6, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Marin Headland Paintings 1987-1990 from the collection of Doreen Meyer Gallery hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 12pm - 5pm PST We ... more
Scott Nichols Gallery

Women of the West

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

An exhibition of and by women photographers who are from the West or who have documented the West. Drawing from ... more