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.

2018 First Thursday Art Walk Dates: Jan 4Feb 1Mar 1Apr 5May 3Jun 7Jul 12Aug 2Sept 6Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 6

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!

2018 First Saturday Art Walk Dates: Jan 6Feb 3Mar 3Apr 7May 5Jun 2Jul 7Aug 4Sept 8Oct 6Nov 3, Dec 1

Map of Member Galleries

Berggruen Gallery

Opening Reception for Isca Greenfield-Sanders: Inherited Landscape

Oct 18, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Berggruen Gallery is pleased to present Isca Greenfield-Sanders: Inherited Landscape, an exhibition of recent paintings and works on paper by American ... more
Berggruen Gallery

Opening Reception for Mary McCartney: The White Horse

Oct 18, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Berggruen Gallery is pleased to present THE WHITE HORSE, an exhibition by photographer Mary McCartney featuring selections from her largest ... more
Catharine Clark Gallery

Opening Reception for Sandow Birk: Imaginary Monuments II

Oct 20, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sandow Birk’s solo exhibition debuts a new series of large scale drawings from the artist’s "Imaginary Monuments" project (2007 – ... more
Gray Loft Gallery

Opening Reception for Betty Jo Costanzo – Portals

Oct 20, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Gray Loft Gallery presents this solo exhibit of artist Betty Jo Costanzo.   Costanzo is a former professor at CCA, with roots ... more
Fraenkel Gallery

Opening Reception for Richard Learoyd: Work from Two Rooms

Oct 25, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Fraenkel Gallery’s fourth exhibition featuring the work of Richard Learoyd will present new large-scale landscapes, photographed this summer in Yosemite ... more
Robert Koch Gallery

Artist Reception for Edward Burtynsky: Anthropocene

Nov 1, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This Fall the Robert Koch Gallery will exhibit Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky’s highly anticipated Anthropocene project, his seventh exhibition at the gallery since 1999. Five ... more
Johansson Projects

Loop Melody | Alexander Kori Girard and Rachel Kaye

Nov 2, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Here's one storyline. Here's another. Here's an endless number of storylines hovering on the groundless surface. Kaye's granular drawings are ... more
Chandra Cerrito Contemporary

Fall 2018 Peripheral Visions exhibition: Common Threads by The Mending Collective

Nov 3, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Chandra Cerrito Contemporary is pleased to announce CommonThreads, presented by the Fall 2018 Peripheral Visions curators-in-residence,The Mending Collective: Leeza Doreian, ... more
Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Alex Kanevsky in Conversation with Kenneth Baker

Nov 3, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Opening reception for Fin de Siècle: November 3, 3–5PM. At 4PM, former SF Chronicle art critic, Kenneth Baker, will be ... more
Luna Rienne Gallery

Opening Reception for Panoptic Beauty

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

Please join us for the Opening Reception on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 6 to 9PM. Ursula Xanthe Young Ursula ... more
Hackett Mill

Jess: A Family Collection

Nov 8, All Day

Traywick Contemporary

Opening Reception: Ebitenyefa Baralaye and Diana Guerrero-Maciá

Nov 10, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us as we open two new solo exhibitions: Ebitenyefa Baralaye: Recent Work and Diana Guerrero-Maciá: No Other.  RSVP on Facebook. more
Gray Loft Gallery

Closing Reception for Betty Jo Costanzo – Portals

Nov 17, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for the closing reception of Betty Jo Costanzo - Portals.   Costanzo is a former professor at CCA, with ... more