About Us

Our Story

A Note from the President:
In 2013, I began looking for a place to teach guitar lessons and have a recording studio. This old church in the historic district of downtown Noblesville was a rundown mess, BUT it had church pews and a stage area. So I bought it and began remodeling (extensively, and ongoing). About this time, my hometown of Noblesville began creating an arts and culture district, so, for once in my life, my timing was really good. With the help of City Hall, Nickel Plate Arts, Noblesville Main Street, The Noblesville Preservation Alliance, and local artists, musicians, neighbors and friends, I turned this humble little old church into a “Sanctuary” for artists of all kinds: painters, potters, poets, spoken word, singer/songwriters, etc. As a songwriter myself, I have a special affinity for singer/songwriters and LSS proudly features the best local and traveling songwriters.
If you aren’t tired of reading yet… a little about the building. 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. I bought it in April, 75 years later. In November 2015, we became a 501(3)(c) not-for-profit organization. Logan Street Sanctuary's goals are to be a sanctuary for artists of all kinds and continue to thrive as a part of the Noblesville Arts and Cultural district.
~ John Gilmore
President, LSS, Inc. .

Our Mission

Logan 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.

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 Memberships 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 install a wheelchair ramp, create gravel parking in the back, and put on a new roof.

What We Offer

Logan Street Sanctuary offers regularly scheduled singer-songwriter concerts, art, and literature events, including the annual NICE (Noblesville Interdisciplinary Creativity Expo). We also host The Polk Street Review and The Vagina Monologues (annual fundraiser for Prevail, Inc.). Most events have a $10 admission, which directly supports the performers. Our main space seats up to 80, with a performance stage for singer-songwriters (original and public domain music only). LSS is an excellent listening environment for "house concert 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 don’t serve food or alcohol. We encourage polite listening for the performers' and the audience’s sake. We are very proud to be an art gallery hanging some of the best local art in the area. There is a small recording studio available for demos/EPs. We have a nice baby grand piano. The space can be rented for other types of performers, music and/or vocal lessons and recitals, small weddings, receptions, and meetings, etc.

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