Bay Area art walks have been cancelled while COVID-19 “shelter in place” mandates are in effect. Please check back for updates.
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
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
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
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