Events

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: Dec 6

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!

2018 First Saturday Art Walk Dates: Dec 1

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

Fraenkel Gallery

Each with the Other

Dec 1, All Day

On December 1st Adrian Rosenfeld Gallery will open Each with the Other, a collaborative exhibition organized with Fraenkel Gallery.  This exhibition has ... 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
Scott Nichols Gallery

Opening Reception for East Meets West

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

Scott Nichols Gallery is pleased to present “East Meets West,” a selection of works by Japanese photographers and photographers from ... more
Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Opening Reception for 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
Corden Potts Gallery

Opening Reception for Portfolio: Holiday 2018

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

Johansson Projects

Loop Melody

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

Here’s one storyline. Here’s another. Here’s an endless number of storylines hovering on the groundless surface. Kaye’s granular drawings are ... 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
SLATE contemporary

Oakland Art Murmur First Friday Art Walk

Dec 7, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

SLATE contemporary gallery presents a modern and minimalist exhibition, The Edge, featuring two painters and one sculptor. The Edge brings into focus the ... more
Transmission Gallery

Opening Reception for Neon Legends

Dec 7, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Lighting up the winter months, Transmission Gallery presents Neon Legends, their second invitational exhibition of Neon Art. Glass, neon, argon and ... more
CULT | Aimee Friberg Exhibitions

Conversation with artist Jasko Begovic and friends

Dec 9, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions is pleased to introduce a public-facing residency and exhibition by Bosnian born, San Francisco-based artist Jasko Begovic (Sko ... more
Catharine Clark Gallery

Floating Realities: The Art of Masami Teraoka book signing

Dec 15, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

CSU Fullerton's highly anticipated new monograph, Floating Realities: The Art of Masami Teraoka, was just released and is now available at Catharine ... more
Avenue 12 Gallery

Holiday Reception for Michelle Inouchi: Paintings

Dec 15, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Michelle Inouchi was introduced to painting at an early age by her uncle and grandfather who were both painters. She ... more
Avenue 12 Gallery

Michelle Inouchi: Dynamic Landscapes Opening Reception

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

Avenue 12 Gallery is delighted to present Michelle Inouchi: The Dyamic Landscape, a solo exhibition of paintings and watercolors. Featured ... 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
Catharine Clark Gallery

Annual Holiday Party

Dec 22, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Anthony Meier Fine Arts

Opening Reception for Rodrigo Cass: figures, gestures and passages

Jan 15, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Opening reception Tuesday, 15 January from 5 to 7 pm 15 January to 19 February 2019 more
Anthony Meier Fine Arts

Rodrigo Cass: figures, gestures and passages

Jan 15, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Opening reception Tuesday, 15 January from 5 to 7 pm 15 January to 19 February 2019 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
Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Opening Reception for Michael Kenna: HOLGA and Recent Prints

Jan 26, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of work by the photographer Michael Kenna, opening January 26, 2019. ... more
60SIX

Opening Reception for Jürgen Trautwein: The Sound of the Rain Needs No Translation

Feb 9, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Pop up reception: location 455A Valencia, SF, CA 94103 Juergen Trautwein presents his 6th show with 60SIX, “the sound of ... 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