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.

2018 First Thursday Art Walk Dates: Jan 4Feb 1Mar 1Apr 5May 3Jun 7Jul 12Aug 2Sept 6Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 6

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!

2018 First Saturday Art Walk Dates: Jan 6Feb 3Mar 3Apr 7May 5Jun 2Jul 7Aug 4Sept 8Oct 6Nov 3, Dec 1

Map of Member Galleries

Gregory Lind Gallery

Artist Reception for Sarah Walker: Everywhen

Nov 1, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Gregory Lind Gallery is pleased to present Everywhen, a new series of paintings and works on paper by Sarah Walker. ... more

Ana Teresa Fernández: Of Bodies and Borders, an Offsite Exhibition

Nov 2, All Day

GALLERY WENDI NORRIS OFFSITE EXHIBITION 6391 Second Avenue, Little Haiti, Miami, FL Exhibition Opening: Friday, November 2, 6 - 8 ... more
Gallery 16

Opening Reception for Fox Hysen: Parade

Nov 2, All Day

Fox Hysen presents her first solo exhibition with the gallery entitled Parade, a collection of work that considers the relationship between ... more
Chandra Cerrito Contemporary

Fall 2018 Peripheral Visions exhibition: Common Threads by The Mending Collective

Nov 3, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Chandra Cerrito Contemporary is pleased to announce CommonThreads, presented by the Fall 2018 Peripheral Visions curators-in-residence,The Mending Collective: Leeza Doreian, ... more
Hackett Mill

Opening Reception for Jess: A Family Collection

Nov 8, 12:00 am - 7:30 pm

Hackett Mill is pleased to present a special solo exhibition of the seminal Bay Area artist, Jess. The paintings, drawings, collages and assemblages ... more

Paris Photo

Nov 8, All Day

SFADA members Catharine Clark Gallery, Fraenkel Gallery, and Robert Koch Gallery  will be exhibiting at Paris Photo this year. Paris Photo is the ... more
Modernism Inc.

Artist Reception for ALEXANDMUSHI: Push Me Pull You

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Gallery Exhibition Schedule ALEXANDMUSHI: Push Me Pull You November 8–December 22, 2018   "Art attracts us only ... more
Modernism Inc.

Opening Reception for Patti Oleon: Somewhere Else

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

The oil paintings of Patti OLEON are highly representational depictions of period interiors, gathered during recent travels to Budapest, Prague, ... more
Anthony Meier Fine Arts

Opening Reception for Donald Moffett: Nature Cult

Nov 8, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Exhibition Dates:  9 November - 14 December 2018 more
Gray Loft Gallery

2nd Friday Jingletown Reception

Nov 9, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Gray Loft Gallery presents this solo exhibit of artist Betty Jo Costanzo.  Costanzo is a former professor at CCA, with roots ... more
Traywick Contemporary

Opening Reception: Ebitenyefa Baralaye and Diana Guerrero-Maciá

Nov 10, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us as we open two new solo exhibitions: Ebitenyefa Baralaye: Recent Work and Diana Guerrero-Maciá: No Other.  RSVP on Facebook. more
Modern Eden Gallery

Opening Reception for Emilio Villalba: Symbols of Death, Signs of Life

Nov 10, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Modern Eden Gallery presents the fourth major ME solo exhibition from gallery artist Emilio Villalba. In this new body of work, the artist ... more
Anglim Gilbert Gallery

Artist Talk: Tom Marioni & Jim Melchert

Nov 17, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A conversation between Tom Marioni & Jim Melchert: Half a Century, Old and New Work   Anglim Gilbert Gallery presents ... more
Gray Loft Gallery

Closing Reception for Betty Jo Costanzo – Portals

Nov 17, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for the closing reception of Betty Jo Costanzo - Portals.   Costanzo is a former professor at CCA, with ... more

Miami Art Fairs

Dec 4, All Day

SFADA member galleries are participating across Miami Art Fairs the first week of December. Check the list below to see ... more
Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Here and Now

Dec 6, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is proud to present the works of eighteen contemporary artists: Rachelle Agundes, Jaq Chartier, Marshall Crossman, Bernadette ... more
Chandra Cerrito Contemporary

First Friday Reception for Byron Ryono– mini series series: finding my way

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

Chandra Cerrito Contemporary is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new work by Byron Ryono. Partial proceeds from the exhibition ... more
Modern Eden Gallery

Opening Reception for Omen: Ania Tomicka

Dec 15, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ania Tomicka was born in 1985 in Lodz, Poland. When she was only 9 she moved to Italy, where she ... more

FOG Design+Art Fair

Jan 17, All Day

SFADA members Altman Siegel, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, Berggruen Gallery, Crown Point Press, and Fraenkel Gallery will be exhibiting at FOG Design+Art Fair this upcoming ... more

Untitled Art Fair

Jan 18, 12:00 am

Pier 35 1454 The Embarcadero San Francisco List of exhibitors has yet to be announced.  Untitled, Art is an international, ... more