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.

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

Transmission Gallery

Opening reception for No Laughing Matter: M. Louise Stanley & Friends

Aug 2, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Transmission Gallery is pleased to present No Laughing Matter, an exhibition of work by M. Louise Stanley with protest poster ... more
60SIX

Pop-up – We all look the Same: New work by Isabelle Maynard

Aug 22, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Pop up: Two evening pop up at:  1345 Grant Ave(Live Worms space)San Francisco, CA 94133 Thurs. 8/22, 6:30-9pmFri. 8/23 1-9pm ... more
Andrea Schwartz Gallery

Opening Reception for Wynne Hayakawa: As I Lay Dreaming Of Trees

Sep 4, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Andrea Schwartz Gallery is pleased to announce the first solo exhibition with Wynne Hayakawa. Wynne Hayakawa's artwork is based on ... more
Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Opening reception for Éric Antoine: Useful Lies

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

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce Useful Lies, an exhibition of recent work by the French artist Éric Antoine. Antoine ... more
Modernism Inc.

Pioneers of the Greater Holocene – Jonathon Keats

Sep 5, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

GRASSROOTS INITIATIVE WILL TERRAFORM CITIES TO QUASH THE ANTHROPOCENE     Pioneers Of The Greater Holocene Will Launch In San ... more
SLATE contemporary

Late @ SLATE

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

SLATE contemporary will be open late in conjunction with Oakland Art Murmur's First Friday, stop by and check out our ... more
Fraenkel Gallery

Opening Reception for Carleton Watkins and Another West

Sep 12, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of twelve rare, mammoth-plate photographs by Carleton Watkins, considered by many to be ... more
Fraenkel Gallery

Walk-through of Another West with Curator, Richard Misrach

Sep 14, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Concurrent with Carleton Watkins, Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to present Another West, curated by American photographer Richard Misrach. Comprised of work by ... more
Transmission Gallery

Artist Talk – No Laughing Matter: M. Louise Stanley & Friends

Sep 14, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Transmission Gallery is pleased to present No Laughing Matter, an exhibition of work by M. Louise Stanley with protest poster ... more
Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Opening Reception for Sherié Franssen: Undertow

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

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 3, 5:30-7:30 PMDolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce Undertow, an exhibition of recent works by ... more