Logan Street Sanctuary, Inc. is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) not-for-profit cultural arts organization, run by a small band of dedicated people ~ perhaps some would call us dreamers, but we work hard to fulfill our LSS mission!
We are open during the week at various times ~ being an all-volunteer organization means we do not have paid staff, so we are open whenever our Secretary, Alys, can be there.
Alys says, “If the sign on the front of the building says Open, then come on in! I’m probably downstairs in the LSS office ~ come say hi!”
Board of Directors & Officers:
President: Mike Stewart
Treasurer: Joyce Perry
Secretary: Alys Caviness-Gober
Standing Committees (Chairs & Members):
- Director ~ Alys Caviness-Gober
- Recording Secretary ~ Juliana Jones
- VOR Chair ~ Cris Gober
- Education & Outreach Chair ~ Dr. Paul “Spike” Morin-Wilson Education & Outreach Committee: Emily Wasonga, Alys, Sarah E. Morin-Wilson
- Development Chair ~ Alys Development Committee: John Gilmore, Sarah E. , Juliana, Mike Stewart, Spike, Cris, Emily
- Program/Events Co-Chairs ~ Alys, Sarah E. Program/Events Committee: John, Spike, Emily
- Rentals Chair ~ Alys Rentals Committee: John, Emily, Mike
- Membership Chair ~ Alys Membership Committee: Juliana, Emily
- Marketing & Public Relations Chair ~ Alys Marketing & PR Committee: Spike, Emily
- Operations Chair ~ Cris Operations Committee: Mike, John, Emily, Sarah E. (Volunteers Coordinator)
- At-Large Board Members ~ Bill Kenley & Kurt Meyer
Our LSS Board meets the first Monday of every month. If you are interested in serving on a Committee or helping out in any way, please contact Alys at email@example.com.
We do not share your contact information with any other organizations or businesses.
Our MissionLogan Street Sanctuary, Inc.'s mission is to promote a greater awareness of and encouragement for Creative Arts in Hamilton County and beyond; to provide music, literature, and arts education, events, and exhibitions, which meet the interests of the community in general, and to encourage music, literature, and art by all in the community by providing exhibits, events, and venue space for exhibits, events, and educational classes and workshops. Logan Street Sanctuary, Inc. hopes to establish high aesthetic standards and to cooperate with, and promote membership in, other similar organizations.
A Note from the LSS Board:
THE LSS STORY
In 2013, local musician John Gilmore began looking for a place to teach guitar lessons. The historic former church building at 1274 Logan Street in the historic district of downtown Noblesville was a rundown mess, BUT it had church pews and a stage area. So he bought it and began remodeling.
About the same time, Noblesville began creating an arts and culture district. With the help of City Hall, Nickel Plate Arts, Noblesville Main Street, Noblesville Preservation Alliance, and local artists, musicians, neighbors and friends, John began to turn a humble building into a sanctuary for artists of all kinds. The first few years were tough, with renovations and expenses.
In November 2015, with the help and leadership of local artist/writer Alys Caviness-Gober, a new organization called Logan Street Sanctuary, Inc. (LSS) became an IRS-approved all-volunteer 501(3)(c) not-for-profit cultural arts organization. Our goals are the same as John’s original goals ~ LSS rents the space at 1274 Logan Street for all of our events, to provide a sanctuary for artists of all kinds, and to continue to thrive as a part of the Noblesville Cultural Arts District.
A little about the unique building that we rent: it was not built in Noblesville, and its origins, despite research, are still mysterious. We do know it was originally built as a WWI Army barracks in Ohio and was donated to the Christ Lutheran Church after the war. They disassembled it and transported it to Noblesville and dedicated it in Noblesville in April of 1938; John bought it in April of 2013, 75 years later. We hope to continue to rent this unique space for our events for many years to come.
~ The Board of LSS, Inc.
Donations & Support
Logan Street Sanctuary, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, and there are several ways to support LSS, Inc. See our Donations & Support page for payment option details.
Annual Supporting Patrons sustain LSS, Inc.'s ongoing renovations, events, and commitment to being a viable part of Noblesville's booming arts and culture efforts.
Donations are tax deductible under IRC Section 170, and can be made at any time, in any amount, and may be repeated. Bequests, devises, transfers, and gifts are tax deductible under IRC Section 2055, 2106, or 2522, and can be made at any time, in any amount.
Please contact LSS via email if you and/or your company are interested in supporting our mission to provide our community with a unique arts venue. Renovations to this old building are ongoing, and we are actively seeking funds to create parking in the back, add more stage lighting, and put on a new roof.
What We Offer
Logan Street Sanctuary offers regularly scheduled singer-songwriter concerts, art, drama, and literature events, including the annual NICE (Noblesville Interdisciplinary Creativity Expo) and Page & Stage Theatre Co.'s Summer Workshop. We also publish the annual The Polk Street Review anthology, and host The Vagina Monologues (annual fundraiser for Prevail, Inc.). We make little, if any, money from our events. Throughout the year, we host creative workshops for minimal fees, and we offer LSS as a rental space at reasonable rates, but our events themselves are typically free to the public. At all events, we put out a glass bowl for LSS donations to "help keep the lights on". At our concert events, we ask $15 donations at "the door" ~ $10 goes directly to the performers, and $5 donation goes directly to support LSS.
Our main space upstairs seats up to 65, with a stage for concerts, art & literature presentations, small weddings, and other events. LSS is an excellent listening environment for "listening room" style performances. Primary seating is in newly re-upholstered and padded church pews. Unlike bars and restaurants, we do not (and never will have) TVs hanging on the walls. We serve light refreshments, and we encourage polite listening for the performers' and the audience’s sake. Downstairs we have a public meeting/workshop room and full kitchen. We also have a private artist studio space available for rent.
Our Art Gallery:
We are very proud to be an art gallery hanging some of the best local art in the area; contact Alys at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in renting gallery wall space in our main area upstairs and the stairwell, or if you are interested in renting studio space downstairs.
We have a baby grand piano for lessons and recitals, and our space can be rented for other types of presentations, performances, music and/or vocal lessons and recitals, small weddings, receptions, and meetings. Contact Alys at email@example.com for more information.