Silver Spring A&E District

"Silver Spring’s A&E District is the place for music, theatre, visual arts, dance and more! Enjoy dining at an array of restaurants, catch an independent film at AFI Silver, enjoy concerts at Veteran’s Plaza, and look out for public art–it’s everywhere."

About this A&E District

The Silver Spring Arts and Entertainment District was designated on December 31, 2001 as an Arts and Entertainment District by the State of Maryland.  Maryland’s Arts & Entertainment (A&E) Districts help develop and promote community involvement, tourism and business revitalization through tax-related incentives that attract artists, arts organizations and other creative enterprises.

Silver Spring is now home to over 50 arts and humanities organizations, popular arts venues, entertainment businesses, etc. which attract hundreds of thousands of visitors.  In FY16, the economic impact of Silver Spring’s festivals and public events generated $118,948,287 in visitor spending [Maryland’s Arts and Entertainment Districts Impact Analysis, Regional Economic Studies Institute].