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


Solo Exhibit: Pouke Halpern

Jun 1, All Day

In her first Hang Art solo exhibition of 2019, Pouke Halpern presents us with a fresh perspective of everyday objects. ... more
Nancy Toomey Fine Art

Artist Reception for Ray Turner: Subject

Jun 1, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Nancy Toomey Fine Art is pleased to announce an exhibition of works by Ray Turner entitled Subject. Ray Turner, an ... more
Rena Bransten Gallery

Artist Reception: Tara Tucker

Jun 1, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join us for an artist reception for Tara Tucker: Surviving on one pure thought a day, First Saturday June ... more
Rena Bransten Gallery

Reception for Selected Tapestries from Magnolia Editions

Jun 1, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Rena Bransten Gallery is pleased to present Selected Tapestries from Magnolia Editions with works by Don and Era Farnsworth, Rupert ... more
Gregory Lind Gallery

Opening for Connie Goldman: Compass

Jun 6, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Exhibition Dates:  June 6 - July 31, 2019 more
Crown Point Press

Reception for The Dilexi Multi-Venue Retrospective

Jun 8, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Crown Point Press is one of five galleries participating in The Dilexi Multi-Venue Retrospective, a series of exhibitions held this summer ... more
Andrea Schwartz Gallery

Opening Reception for Cara Barer: #Booksupcycled

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

Andrea Schwartz Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition with Cara Barer. “I am upcycling discarded books in order ... more
Traywick Contemporary

Opening Reception: She was moving, even when she stood still

Jun 15, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Traywick Contemporary is pleased to present She was moving, even when she stood still, a group exhibition featuring the work of ... more
George Lawson Gallery

Artist reception for Secret Lives

Jun 15, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Works in painting, photography and print making from Laura Hapka, Jary Niebur, Carrie Ann Plank and Ron Moultrie Saunders George ... more
Traywick Contemporary

Book Signing with Stas Orlovski in LA

Jun 23, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us in Los Angeles for a special event celebrating the publication of Stas Orlovski: Projections 2012 - 2018. Orlovski will be ... more
Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Ann Weber: Happiest Days of Our Lives

Jul 11, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce Happiest Days of Our Lives, an exhibition of new work by Ann Weber. In ... more