Art Nerd City Guides: New York · Los Angeles

About Us

Art Nerd City Guides cover cool, hidden, and unique art and art history. From where artists lived, partied and died, public art works and the stories behind them, private installations for public consumption, historical sites full of secrets, and many things that you’ve never noticed before but stare you in the face daily. Written with approachability and wit, each entry is not only a good read, but also a well researched insight into each incredible city!

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The first city guide, Art Nerd New York started out as a humble tumblog in late 2010, a bonafide website in late 2011, and an official launch party event at the Tribeca Grand Hotel in March 2012.  Art Nerd has been mentioned by PMc MagazineWarholianThe World’s Best EverArrested MotionGallerist NY, Elle Mexico Magazine, Talking Points Memo & Creem Magazine.  In early 2013, Art Nerd became a content partner with Google’s Field Trip location based mobile app, and grew into Art Nerd City Guides with expanded coverage in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. Read More



Art Nerd New York was created by Lori Zimmer, a freelance writer for Patrick McMullan, and ArtSlant.  Zimmer is also a curator and art consultant, having exhibited at heliumcowboy in Germany most recently, Scope New York, Scope Miami, Chashama, Collective Hardware and National Arts Club. She lives and works in Brooklyn, and can often be found walking over the Williamsburg Bridge to Manhattan, jotting down notes of the interesting sites she comes across along the way. She’s also a contributor to the art genome’s new social platform, you can follow her here.

Email: lori [at]


Lauren-BizDev was created by Lauren Albrecht, freelance Marketing Consultant, WordPress designer/developer, former social + digital media marketer, arts grants manager, curator and Chelsea gallery girl.  Her past exhibitions, projects & PR/marketing campaigns have been featured in New York Magazine, Cool Hunting, Artforum, Village Voice, Wired’s Blog, Crain’s BtoB Marketer, Bloomberg News, City Arts Magazine, Buffalo Spree Magazine, and The Washington Post.  Lauren is and will always be intrigued by the ever-changing intersection of art + technology.

Email: lauren [at]


San Francisco Team


Ashley Gardini clearly remembers the day she realized being an art historian was an actual career – and she hasn’t been disappointed since. Ashley has worked for a variety of galleries and museums in the Bay Area, including the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and is always looking for new outlets to teach and write about art. She is also the co-founder of the St. Gardini Society, an ideas consortium. Her favorite conversation topics include Italian Futurism, sloths and Olafur Eliasson.

Email: ashley [at]



Lindsey is a freelance arts journalist currently writing for Huffington Post’s Social Impact. She moved from Alabama to NYC to study Journalism and Art History at New York University, and now she spreads art online through her blog things worth describing. She’s written for Switzerland’s artcollector magazine, Rooms Magazine in London, and Artscope Magazine in Boston.



Sarah Dragovich has a masters in Art History and is the Gallery Administrator at the San Jose Institute of contemporary Art. She has conducted research all over Italy and the US and presents her findings at conferences like the Renaissance Society of America. In her free time Sarah likes covering events and exhibitions for Art Nerd and exploring hidden art gems in her city.



Jud Bergeron is a Bay Area sculptor residing in San Francisco, his sculpture has been exhibited throughout the world.  Bergeron works in myriad styles and materials but generally gravitates towards permanent materials such as bronze, stainless steel and mild steel. Jud has been awarded public art commissions in a number of cities around the country and his sculpture has been in museum shows and is included in many important private collections.