Arts & Entertainment

The Arts & Entertainment (A & E) district in Cambridge is centered within the core of the downtown, stretching outward to encompass approximately 137 acres. Thriving galleries and artist studios now exist along with entertainment venues, working artists, and art organizations including Wednesday Morning Artists, Main Street Gallery, and the Dorchester Center for the Arts.

Cambridge A & E District Brochure (PDF)
Arts & Entertainment Cambridge, MD Logo
Arts & Entertainment Circle Logo
Cambridge A & E Made in Cambridge (PDF)


The boundaries of the Cambridge A & E District extend from northeast shores of Cambridge Creek and across the drawbridge including parts of the creek shoreline north to the Municipal Yacht Basin, west to just beyond High Street and south to encompass parts Pine, Washington and Cedar Streets.

Arts & Entertainment District Map (PDF)


The City of Cambridge was first designated as a Maryland A & E District by the State of Maryland in 2002. After a 10 year period as a rising arts community, Cambridge was successful in obtaining re-designation in 2013.

Cambridge A & E Resolution (PDF)

Residential & Commercial Properties

There are residential and commercial properties in the Cambridge A & E District for sale that range from $28,000 to $699,000. Most are under $250,000. Many others are available for rent. They include storefronts, also eligible for Maryland historic tax credits and Cambridge façade improvement grants, and interior spaces on High, Poplar, Race and Muir Streets. Ideal candidates for A & E benefits are artists that live in counties and communities where no A & E Districts exist.