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Bay Area art walks have been cancelled while COVID-19 “shelter in place” mandates are in effect.  Please check back for updates.

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

Galleries and COVID-19: Taking precautions

Mar 13 — Aug 31, 2020

All SFADA galleries are honoring California's "Shelter in place" orders.  Many are providing virtual visits and exhibitions on their websites ... more
Johansson Projects

Within the Distance

Jul 10 — Oct 15, 2020

WITHIN THE DISTANCE A virtual garden exhibition that hangs in the trees, sky, and in a treehouse by Jay Nelson ... more