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

Gallery Wendi Norris

Offsite Exhibition Opening | Yamini Nayar: If stone could give

Feb 21, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Offsite location:  3344 24th Street, San Francisco, CA Please join us for the opening of the Gallery Wendi Norris' fifth ... more
Catharine Clark Gallery

Opening Reception for Andy Diaz Hope and Laurel Roth Hope: An Inexhaustive Study of Power

Feb 23, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 Catharine Clark Gallery continues its Winter 2019 season with An Inexhaustive Study of Power, an exhibition by Andy Diaz Hope ... more
Brian Gross Fine Art

Artist talk & reception for Meridel Rubenstein: Eden In Iraq

Feb 23, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Brian Gross Fine Art is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new work by Santa Fe artist, Meridel Rubenstein, ... more
NanHai Art

Opening Reception for Onward: Kunlin He

Feb 28, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

NanHai Art presents: Onward: Kunlin He Exhibition Dates: February 28, 2019—March 29, 2019 Opening Reception: February 28, 2019 5:00 – ... more
Transmission Gallery

Closing Reception for Neon Legends

Mar 2, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Lighting up the winter months, Transmission Gallery presents Neon Legends, their second invitational exhibition of Neon Art. Glass, neon, argon and ... more
Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Opening Reception for Charley Brown

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

Exhibition Dates: March 7-30, 2019 Dolby Chadwick Gallery is proud to honor and celebrate the work of beloved Bay Area ... more