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Map of Capital Region Arts and Entertainment Districts

Just outside Washington, D.C., the A&E Districts of the Capital Region are home to their own unique experiences. If you’re a budding musician, you won’t want to miss shopping in Wheaton at Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center, the largest independent music store in the nation. 

women in gallery Photo By: Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District

1 Bethesda A&E District

From award-winning theatre to independent films, Bethesda's Arts & Entertainment District is filled with inspiring artists and arts venues. Unique galleries and public art fill the streets throughout the downtown. The Art & Soul of Bethesda arts publication details arts organizations, public art, cinemas and live theatre present within downtown Bethesda's Arts & Entertainment District. View a map  of the district and find more information....

performers in mid-air Photo By: Prince George's County Gateway Arts & Entertainment District

2 Gateway Arts District

If you are looking for a place to spend your weekend, consider the Prince George's County Gateway Arts & Entertainment District. The rich artistic diversity of the DC area encourages local and regional theatres, galleries and entertainment; plus a variety of restaurants, coffee houses,  as well as arts-related businesses that extend the influence and vitality of the artists' community.  More info ....

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3 Downtown Frederick A&E District

Downtown Frederick’s Arts & Entertainment District is home to home to an impressive number of galleries, theaters, outdoor venues. Annual events provide family-friendly entertainment year-round. The Community Bridge Mural, by local artist William Cochran, is a large-scale public art project done in the stunning trompe l'oeil technique. The Weinberg Center for the Arts and the Maryland Ensemble Theatre invite theater-goers to take in world-class performances by artists from all over the world. More info....

view of crowd through drum kit Photo By: The Silver Spring Arts and Entertainment District

4 Silver Spring A&E District

Silver Spring’s A&E District is the place to go for live music, theatre, film, visual arts, dance and so much more! Catch a film at the AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center or a show at the Silver Spring Black Box Theater.  On your way to dine or catch an outdoor summer concert, be sure to check out the public art – it’s everywhere in this District.   More info...

performer at World of Montgomery Festival Photo By: Wheaton Urban District

5 Wheaton A&E District

Wheaton is alive with culture and arts! Be sure to come hungry because you won’t want to miss sampling cuisines from the plethora of cultures that make up this wildly diverse community. Musicians will be in heaven shopping Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center, and stay to karaoke with friends, take a dance class, or enjoy live music at a local restaurant.   More info....

mosaic heart Photo By: Town of Bel Air Arts & Entertainment District

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