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.

2019 First Thursday Art Walk Dates: Jan 3, Feb 7, Mar 7, Apr 4, May 2, Jun 6, Jul 11, Aug 1, Sep 5, Oct 3, Nov 7, Dec 5

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.

2019 First Saturday Art Walk Dates: Jan 5, Feb 9, Mar 9, Apr 6, May 4, Jun 8, Aug 3, Sep 7, Oct 5, Nov 9, Dec 7

Map of Member Galleries

Catharine Clark Gallery

Opening Reception for “Don’t Touch My Circles”: Kim Beck, Kevin Cooley, Nicki Green, Bill Jacobson, Jana Sophia Nolle, Stephanie Syjuco, and Marie Watt

Jun 29, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Catharine Clark Gallery opens Summer 2019 with Don’t Touch My Circles, a group exhibition of work across media by Kim ... more
Avenue 12 Gallery

“Urban Rhythms” Simo Neri: Photo Mosaics Opening Reception

Jun 29, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Born in Italy, Simo Neri has lived in California, France and New York. She now lives in San Francisco. Influenced ... more
SLATE contemporary

July First Friday

Jul 5, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for Oakland Art Murmur’s First Friday! SLATE will be open late featuring our July exhibition Introductions featuring abstract painters, Celeste Chin, Kathleen Finney, Katy ... more
Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Opening reception for Ann Weber: Happiest Days of Our Lives

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

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce Happiest Days of Our Lives, an exhibition of new work by Ann Weber. In ... more
SLATE contemporary

Opening Reception + Artists’ Talk for Introductions

Jul 13, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Please join us for the Opening Reception + Artists’ Talk for Introductions featuring abstract painters, Celeste Chin, Kathleen Finney, Katy ... more
Rena Bransten Gallery

First Saturday Artists Reception for Lewis Watts, Robert Minervini, & Yen-Hua Lee

Jul 13, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Modern Eden Gallery

Lori Nelson “Secret Self” Opening at Modern Eden

Jul 13, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Modern Eden Gallery presents 'Secret Self', the San Francisco-debut solo exhibition from Brooklyn-based artist Lori Nelson. Nelson's work has been ... more
Modern Eden Gallery

Mary Syring “Bloodline” Opening Reception

Jul 13, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Modern Eden Gallery proudly presents Bloodline, the debut solo exhibition from San Francisco-based illustrator Mary Syring. A long time group ... more

2019 San Francisco Art Book Fair

Jul 19, All Day

2019 San Francisco Art Book FairDates: Friday, July 19th: 6pm–10pm Saturday, July 20th: 11am–6pm Sunday, July 21st: 11am–5pmLocation:    1275 Minnesota ... more