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

Art Fairs in Miami

Dec 3, All Day

December 3-8:  Visit SFADA galleries in Miami!  Here is a list of who will be exhibiting at which fair, as ... more
Robert Koch Gallery

John Beasley Greene: Egypt and Algeria 1853 – 1856

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

The Robert Koch Gallery's 2019-2020 season celebrates our 40 year anniversary with programing that reflects the breadth of work the ... more
Robert Koch Gallery

Opening of Adam Katseff: Waterfalls

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

The Robert Koch Gallery's 2019-2020 season celebrates our 40 year anniversary with programing that reflects the breadth of work the ... more
SLATE contemporary

Muse Opening Reception

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

Join us for Oakland Art Murmur's First Friday! SLATE contemporary will be open late hosting the opening reception for Muse. SLATE ... more
Transmission Gallery

Opening Reception – Karl X. Hauser: Monsters and Friends

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

Opening Reception: December 6th, 2019 - 6-9pm Free and open to the public, stop by Transmission Gallery to meet the ... more

First Saturday at Minnesota Street Project

Dec 7, 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Open Late Please visit our galleries during their extended hours for First Saturdays until 8:00pm. For information on current programming, ... more
Nancy Toomey Fine Art

Lyndi Sales: Brighter Than the Sun

Dec 7, 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Open late for First Saturday South Africa based artist Lyndi Sales’s Brighter Than the Sun exhibition continues to reflect her ... more
Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Lightning Strikes II

Dec 7, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 7, 2:00-5:00 PMLive music and poetry readings begin promptly at 3 pm Open to ticket-holders only. ... more
Marrow Gallery

Open House: Bazaar-A Group Exhibition of Small Works

Dec 7, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Marrow Gallery presents “Bazaar”, a group exhibition of small works from emerging and mid career artists at varying price points. ... more

Artist Reception for Seiko Tachibana

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

Connection by Seiko Tachibana On view November 2, 2019 to January 4, 2020 Artist Reception: Saturday December 7, from 5-8pm ... more
Modern Eden Gallery

Stephanie Law “Conjure” opening at Modern Eden

Dec 14, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Modern Eden Gallery proudly presents the gallery debut solo exhibition from Bay Area painter and illustrator, Stephanie Law. Stephanie Law's ... more
SLATE contemporary

Muse-Late @ SLATE

Jan 3, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

SLATE contemporary will be open late in conjunction with Oakland Art Murmur's First Friday. SLATE contemporary gallery is proud to present ... more