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.