Events

First Tuesday

Two SFADA galleries, George Lawson Gallery and Kim Eagles-Smith Fine Art, moved to Mill Valley in 2019, and they’re now open late for the local First Tuesday Artwalk.

2020 First Tuesday Dates:  Jan 7, Feb 4, Mar 3, Apr 7, May 5, Jun 2, July 7, Aug 4, Sep 1, Oct 6, Nov 3, Dec 1

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.  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.

2020 First Thursday Art Walk Dates:  Jan 2 (limited participation; call galleries before visiting), Feb 6, Mar 5, Apr 2, May 7, Jun 4, July 2, Aug 6, Sep 3, Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3

First Friday

On the first Friday of each month, galleries in Oakland participate in Oakland First Fridays, an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

On the other side of the Bay, Modern Eden Gallery and other art spaces in North Beach, San Francisco, participate in North Beach First Fridays, the neighborhood’s monthly art & culture walk.

2020 First Friday Dates:  Jan 3, Feb 7, Mar 6, Apr 3, May 1, Jun 5, July 3, Aug 7, Sep 4, Oct 2, Nov 6, Dec 4

First Saturday

On the first Saturday of each month, galleries at Minnesota Street Project (1275 Minnesota Street) and various other SFADA member galleries present special opportunities to connect with artists or visit current exhibitions. Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

2019 First Saturday Dates:  Jan 4, Feb 1, Mar 7, Apr 4, May 2, Jun 6, July 11 (to avoid July 4 holiday), Aug 1, Sep 5, Oct 3, Nov 7, Dec 5

Map of Member Galleries

Andrea Schwartz Gallery

Opening for Ned Evans: Constructs

Feb 26, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Andrea Schwartz Gallery is pleased to announce our first solo exhibition with Los Angeles based artist Ned Evans. Ned Evans' ... more
Altman Siegel

Opening reception for Koak: Return to Feeling

Mar 5, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Exhibition continues through April 18. more
Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Opening Reception for Terry St. John

Mar 7, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 7, 3:00–5:00 PM In Conversation with Robert Poplack: 4:00 PM Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to ... more
Hashimoto Contemporary

Ben Venom & Alex Ziv: Wherever I May Roam

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

Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present Wherever I May Roam, a two-person exhibition by Ben Venom and Alex Ziv.  Please join us Saturday, March 7th ... more
Modern Eden Gallery

New Growth: Modern Eden Relaunch

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

Modern Eden Gallery proudly presents the debut exhibition at our brand new location opening in March at 1100 Sutter Street. ... more
SLATE contemporary

Artist Talk: Sheldon Greenberg

Mar 11, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

SLATE Contemporary gallery, in conjunction with 101 2nd Street in San Francisco, is proud to present an entirely new body ... more
Anthony Meier Fine Arts

Opening Reception for Richard Hoblock: AMID THE NOISES OF COMING AND GOING

Mar 12, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Anthony Meier Fine Arts is pleased to present an exhibition of work by San Francisco-based artist Richard Hoblock on view ... more
Gray Loft Gallery

Closing Reception for Art of the African Diaspora

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

Gray Loft Gallery presents Art of the African Diaspora, an exhibit of work by Bay Area artists that includes abstract painting, ... more
Brian Gross Fine Art

Opening reception & Artist talk by Donald Feasél

Mar 14, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Brian Gross Fine Art is pleased to announce the opening of The Citadel Series, an exhibition of new abstract paintings ... more
Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Artist reception for Mayme Kratz: Vanishing Light

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

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to present Vanishing Light, an exhibition of new works by Mayme Kratz, on view from ... more