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

Transmission Gallery

Artist’s Talk – Robin Bernstein: Beauty and Terror

Jul 13, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Please join us to hear artist Robin Bernstein  discuss her work in "Beauty and Terror"   The talk will begin at ... more

San Francisco Art Book Fair

Jul 19, All Day

2019 San Francisco Art Book Fair Dates: Friday, July 19th: 6pm–10pm Saturday, July 20th: 11am–6pm Sunday, July 21st: 11am–5pm Location:    ... more
Anglim Gilbert Gallery

Reception for Summer Sessions: Part I: The Lands Beyond

Jul 19, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Anglim Gilbert Gallery is pleased to present Summer Sessions, a two-part series of exhibitions that will feature the work of ... more
Avenue 12 Gallery

Artist’s Talk: Simo Neri “Wearing Cities”

Jul 20, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

"...Ordinary urban details that we take for granted enter our consciousness subliminally. Focusing on a few of the cities I ... more
Andrea Schwartz Gallery

Opening reception for Summer In SOMA

Jul 31, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Andrea Schwartz Gallery is pleased to announce a group exhibition featuring gallery artists, including: Sarah Williams, Piero Spadaro, John Belingheri, ... more
Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Éric Antoine: Useful Lies

Sep 5, All Day

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce Useful Lies, an exhibition of recent work by the French artist Éric Antoine. Antoine ... more