The Starlight Saloon
The Starlight Saloon is a progressive LGBTQ+ art bar, social lounge, and intimate venue offering affordable, affirming, transitional housing for low-income individuals above its establishment. Opening fall of 2021 - Lancaster, City, Pennsylvania.
Ryan Gabriel Davis
While making creative use of functional space and affordable housing solutions, this valuable endeavor presents affordable housing to LGBTQ+ in crisis situations above its establishment known as the HEART program in partnership with The Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition. Together, they create a safe and secure place for individuals to gain support in overcoming the obstacles presented by housing insecurities and be a part of a welcoming environment.
What makes us the right fit?
My intention to expose a conservative community to a rich cultural experience and address housing scarcity with unique approaches. This vision came to me at the age of 13 while standing in the crowd at a local concert due to the lack of inclusivity I saw in artist line-ups. I spent the next decade committing myself to the arts & nightlife of Lancaster, transcending the local scene, and forming a reputable production company known as Animal House Productions. My work is most known for creating platforms with artists that consist of womxn, people of color, and the LGBTQ+ community on line-ups. I’ve spent the past five years learning the fundamentals of business, letting go of my social life, and taking the necessary steps to have this project be a reality. From writing business proposals, understanding financial statements, touring real-estate, networking with investors, meeting with banks, lawyers, accountants, and expanding my network. This is my life’s work, a leap that I’ve been training for – for over a decade and I’m not afraid to give it everything I have while I revitalize the city I call home.