OAKLAND A&E District

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More Smiles.

we're bringing dynamic ideas to Oakland and giving Downtown more social purpose. We want to return it to the vibrant arts & entertainment energy it knew around the turn of the 20th-century.


The Hottest Ticket In Town.


August 24th, 2019

A&E CLUB NIGHTS take place at secret locations in the Downtown Oakland A&E District. Tickets go on sale June 1, both online and in the Gallery Shop in Oakland.

A SECRET LOCATION (in the Oakland Arts & Entertainment District), and an iconic 1984 TV show theme set the stage for the second annual Oakland A&E District”Club Night”. Nothing says “fiesta” like the nightlife & intrigue of MIAMI VICE. A classic eighties soundtrack, raving pastels, and flavors of Little Havana will energize the evening. Costume is encouraged and there’s no guesswork for the guys — sleeves rolled up, designer stubble, and Ray Bans, yes, at night. And ladies, bring your tans (natural or not), your brightest highlights and whatever you’re wearing, our words of wisdom are … “Belt it”! It’s about looking maaaar-velous and feeling even better.

$50 per person (includes two drink vouchers, light fare, cash bar & entertainment)


Our Mission

The architects of the Oakland A&E District are seizing this moment in time to return Downtown to the turn-of-the-twentieth-century vitality for which it was known and envied. Accentuating and preserving our fertile arts heritage and assets & our natural attractions create a stronger economy and enriches our daily lives. Come experience the artists, events, restaurants and shops creating the next chapter in our community!

Maryland’s Arts & Entertainment (A&E) Districts help develop and promote community involvement, tourism, and revitalization through tax-related incentives that attract artists, arts organizations, and other creative enterprises to towns and cities across the State. The Oakland A&E is a unique Western Maryland destination, reflecting the traditions and evolving culture of our community and welcoming residents and visitors to experience the best we have to offer.


Local Talent

Visual Artists




There are many artists producing work in the county and a growing number in the new A&E district.  This may be the time for artists to move from out-of-the-way settings, into the A&E District to take advantage of the state tax benefits available to in-district artists.  As Oakland leads the way, artists will naturally gravitate to where commerce and collaboration is happening. The Gallery Shop, in Oakland, is a great place to browse and shop for these artists' wares.