Wheaton Arts & Entertainment District
The Wheaton Arts and Entertainment District, designated by the State of Maryland in 2005, is one of three A&E Districts in Montgomery County.
Administered by the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development through the Maryland State Arts Council, the A&E program provides tax benefits designed to boost economic development and create districts filled with artists and arts enterprises.
As part of the designation’s benefits, artists working in the districts can receive an income tax credit. Developers who create spaces for artists to live and work can apply for qualified property tax exemptions for up to 10 years.
The Wheaton Urban District in collaboration with the Gandhi Brigade produced the following videos highliting the Wheaton A&E District:
Preserving Our Cultures
Celebrating Traditional Arts
The Future of Wheaton
Wheaton A&E District Receives Achievement Award. View the press release here
To view the Wheaton A&E Strategic Plan, click here.
To view the Wheaton A&E Community Survey results, click here.
Artists residing in Maryland are exempt from paying taxes on their fee for performance in A&E Districts. Find more information here.
For more information about the District or available tax credits, call the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development at 240-777-2010.
To view a map of the Wheaton Arts and Entertainment boundaries, click here.