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

FOG Design+Art Fair

Jan 17, All Day

January 17-20, 2019 SFADA members Altman Siegel, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, Berggruen Gallery, Crown Point Press, and Fraenkel Gallery will be exhibiting at FOG Design+Art ... more

UNTITLED, ART San Francisco

Jan 18, All Day

January 18-20, 2019 VIP Preview:  January 17 Pier 35 , 1454 The Embarcadero , San Francisco   SFADA member galleries Anglim ... more
Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Opening Reception for Michael Kenna: HOLGA and Recent Prints

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

Artist Talk: 3pm followed by a book signing Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of work by ... more
Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery

Reception with the Artist – Susan Grossman: New Drawings

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

Join Elins Eagles-Smith in welcoming Brooklyn based artist, Susan Grossman, for her solo exhibition of new drawings, Urban Light. These ... more
SLATE contemporary

Of Method and Material: Opening Reception + Artists’ Talk

Feb 1, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us during Oakland Art Murmur’s First Friday Art Walk from 6-9pm for the opening and artists’ talk of our ... more

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

Feb 9, 6:30 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