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

Meyerovich Gallery

Carlos Cruz-Diez: Color and Line

Apr 4, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Carlos Cruz-Diez (b. 1923) is a Venezuelan artist considered to be one of the greatest artistic innovators of the 20th and ... more
Dolby Chadwick Gallery

John DiPaolo opening

Apr 4, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Forty-plus years on in his “long haul” practice, DiPaolo continues to find visual meaning and excitement in his longtime Hunters ... more
Johansson Projects


Apr 5, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Johansson Projects presents Tell It Slant featuring the works of Matt Kleberg and Kristina Lewis. With the amiable dishonesty of ... more
Avenue 12 Gallery

Artist Opening: Book Club ~ Brett Kaufman- Biographical Assemblage and Photo Collage

Apr 13, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Avenue 12 Gallery is proud to present: Book Club ~ Brett Kaufman: Biographical Assemblage and Photo Collage. Meet Brett Kaufman ... more
Modern Eden Gallery

Lacey Bryant “The Slow Tarot” Opening Reception

Apr 20, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Modern Eden Gallery proudly presents the public viewing of The Slow Tarot a personal art project by gallery artist Lacey ... more

Art Market San Francisco

Apr 25, All Day

April 25 - 28, 2019 SFADA is pleased to be a cultural partner for Art Market San Francisco 2019.  Visit ... more

Private Collections Tours

Apr 30, 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS An Exclusive Tour of San Francisco’s Elite Private Art Collections April 30, 2019 Private Collections, now in its ... more