Catonsville Becomes Maryland’s Newest Arts & Entertainment District
Catonsville has officially been named Baltimore County’s first Arts & Entertainment District, making it the 29th designated A&E district in Maryland. The new A&E district will include Catonsville’s business district along Frederick Road and the Lurman Woodland Theatre. Managed by the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency of the Maryland Department of Commerce, the A&E districts offer tax-related incentives to help attract artists, arts organizations, and other creative enterprises to these areas and are aimed at developing and promoting community involvement, tourism, and revitalization. “Our administration is proud to support the revitalization of historic and artistic communities across our state, and ‘Music City, Maryland’ is a shining success story for Baltimore County,” said Governor Larry Hogan.
“The A&E Districts program bridges a critical connection between the arts and economic development,” said Commerce Secretary Kelly M. Schulz. “With a critical mass of arts events, organizations, and businesses as well as independent artists, our network of districts across Maryland are helping to fuel Maryland’s economy and are central to our strong communities.”