Maryland is one of the first states in the country to develop Arts and Entertainment Districts on a statewide basis. The benefits offered to designated districts include property tax credits for new construction or renovation of certain buildings that create live-work space for artists and/or space for arts and entertainment enterprises, an income tax subtraction modification for income derived from artistic work sold by “qualifying residing artists,” and an exemption from the Admissions and Amusement tax levied by an “arts and entertainment enterprise” or “qualifying residing artist” in a district. Arts and Entertainment Districts will further the goals of Smart Growth by locating within a Priority Funding Area and by carefully coordinating with local plans and policies for economic development.
Annapolis’ Arts & Entertainment District runs along West Street from Calvert Street to include parts of Spa Road. From the Stanton Center to Maryland Hall our A&E district hosts an array of entertainment venues, galleries, restaurants, theatres and resident artists and musicians. Visit the Arts & Entertainment District website for information on what’s happening in the Arts & Entertainment District.