Night Gallery was founded in 2010 by artist Davida Nemeroff. Originally occupying a former party supply store in a strip mall in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood in Los Angeles, the space was conceived as a site to create, discuss, and display the work of emerging artists. The gallery's name alluded to its pitch-black walls and its nocturnal hours of operation: 10pm to 2am. In 2013, Night Gallery relocated to a large warehouse space in downtown L.A. and adopted regular daytime hours, enabling an expanded program of exhibitions and events, but has maintained its underground energy and the sense of urgency that inspired its inception. In addition to exhibitions by gallery artists such as Samara Golden, Mira Dancy, and Paul Heyer—several of whom Nemeroff first met as a student in the MFA program at Columbia—the gallery’s program has included comedy nights, poetry readings, and publications such as “Night Papers,” an occasional publication of artists’ writings published in the form of a newspaper, all reflecting the gallery’s commitment to fostering a community while elevating the artist’s voice.