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

Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Philip Buller: Human Patterns

Mar 2, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce “Human Patterns,” an exhibition of new work by the artist Philip Buller, opening ... more
Scott Richards Contemporary Art

TOR ARCHER : Natural Figuration

Mar 2, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

San Francisco artist, TOR ARCHER, exhibits a new series of welded metal sculptures at Scott Richards Contemporary Art during the ... more
Caldwell Snyder Gallery

Artist Reception | Joshua Jensen-Nagle

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

For over a decade, Joshua Jensen-Nagle has captivated the viewer with his evocative photographs and singular aesthetic. Best known for ... more
Robert Koch Gallery

Elliott Erwitt

Mar 2, All Day

Robert Koch Gallery is pleased to present Elliott Erwitt, the gallery’s fourth solo exhibition of work by renowned New York ... more
Robert Koch Gallery

Elliott Erwitt

Mar 2, All Day

Robert Koch Gallery is pleased to present Elliott Erwitt, the gallery’s fourth solo exhibition of work by renowned New York ... more
Johansson Projects

Sofie Ramos | pathways/in and out | Art Murmur March 3

Mar 3, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In pathways / in and out, Sofie Ramos’ evolving exhibition at Johansson Projects, vivid playgrounds, fantastical constructions, and vibrantly textural ... more
SLATE contemporary

Drip N Dry : First Friday

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

In the mid-twentieth century, abstract art was forever changed by Jackson Pollock's drip paintings. This exhibition explores the use of ... more
Modern Eden Gallery

Sheri DeBow “Return of the Bubblegum Princess” Opening Reception

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

Opening Reception: Friday March 3, 2017, 6 PM–9 PM Exhibition Dates: March 3–25, 2017   Modern Eden Gallery is thrilled ... more
Brian Gross Fine Art

Opening Reception for Linda Fleming: Aerious

Mar 4, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Linda Fleming Aerious   March 4 – April 29, 2017 Opening reception: Saturday, March 4, 4–6pm Artist talk: Saturday, March ... more
Hashimoto Contemporary

Artist Reception for Erin M. Riley: “Simple”

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

Erin M. Riley: "Simple" March 4 – March 25, 2017 Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present “Simple”, a solo exhibition ... more
Themes+Projects

Artist Reception for Laddie John Dill: “Contained Radiance, San Francisco”

Mar 4, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

March 4 to April 29, 2017 On view in Minnesota Street Project Atrium + Gallery Space 106 Artist Reception March 4, 6-8pm Themes+Projects gallery ... more
Themes+Projects

Artist Reception for Tom Sandonato: “Passages”

Mar 4, All Day

March 4 to April 29, 2017 On view in Themes+Projects gallery Artist Reception March 4, 6-8pm For our spring exhibition, Themes+Projects gallery ... more
Altman Siegel

Alex Olson: Crooner

Mar 9, 12:00 am

Alex Olson Crooner March 9 – April 22, 2017 Opening reception: March 9, 6 – 8 pm Altman Siegel is ... more
Traywick Contemporary

Steuart Pittman and Hung Liu in conversation with Sarah Roberts, Curator SFMoMA

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

Join us for a conversation with Hung Liu and Steuart Pittman about artistic legacy and influence during the current climate ... more
The McLoughlin Gallery

Opening Reception: Undercover

Mar 17, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Works by David Middlebrook more
Johansson Projects

Matt Kleberg + Woody De Othello | Knock-Kneed and Bow-Legged | March 25

Mar 25, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In their upcoming show at Johansson Projects, Knock-Kneed and Bow-Legged, Matt Kleberg’s cascading voids and Woody Othello’s anthropomorphized ceramics come ... more
SLATE contemporary

Drip N Dry : First Friday

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

In the mid-twentieth century, abstract art was forever changed by Jackson Pollock's drip paintings. This exhibition explores the use of ... more

Art Market San Francisco

Apr 27, All Day

Art Market returns to San Francisco's Fort Mason Center in April. HOURS: VIP Preview Thursday, April 27, 2017 Public Hours ... 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