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

Fraenkel Gallery

Sophie Calle: Because Opening Reception and Walkthrough

Jan 25, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Please join us for the opening reception and walkthrough of Sophie Calle: Because. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 1-4pm Fraenkel Gallery ... more
Caldwell Snyder Gallery

Gene Johnson | Premier Opening

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

Please join Caldwell Snyder Gallery for the opening of Gene Johnson’s premier exhibition, Geometry of Intention, on Thursday, February 6th ... more
Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Hunt Rettig: Natural Target

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

Exhibition Dates: February 6–29, 2020 Opening Reception: Thursday, February 6, 5:30–7:30 PM Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce Natural ... more
Johansson Projects

In Light. Conditions of Time Opening Reception

Feb 7, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Johansson Projects is pleased to present its first solo exhibition of work by Rachelle Bussières. In Light. Conditions of Time ... more
Johansson Projects

In Light. Conditions of Time Artist Talk

Feb 8, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Johansson Projects is pleased to present its first solo exhibition of work by Rachelle Bussières. In Light. Conditions of Time ... more

Pop-up Reception: Jürgen Trautwein – If Yesterday were Tomorrow, Today would be Sunday

Feb 8, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Offsite location:  455A Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 Pop up reception:  Saturday, Feb. 8,  6-8:30pm After the pop up,  ... more
Dolby Chadwick Gallery

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 ... 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


Mar 13, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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