Catonsville was designated as Baltimore County’s first state-recognized Arts & Entertainment District on July 1, 2020.
When was the Catonsville Arts & Entertainment District created?
The Catonsville Arts & Entertainment District boundaries span roughly 146 square acres from the Lurman Woodland Theatre on Bloomsbury Avenue, to Arbutus Avenue near Route 695, then north to Baltimore County Public Library’s Catonsville branch on Frederick Road. View the Catonsville Arts & Entertainment District Boundary Map.
Where is the Catonsville Arts & Entertainment District located?
The Baltimore County Arts Guild is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Catonsville, MD, that is dedicated to fostering all aspects of the arts to the citizens of Baltimore County. In 2020, the Guild entered an exciting new phase as the managing entity of Arts & Entertainment (A&E) Districts in Baltimore County. In partnership with the Baltimore County Government and the Maryland State Arts Council, The Guild will promote community involvement, tourism and revitalization through tax-related incentives that attract artists, arts organizations, and other creative enterprises to neighborhoods across the county. - Learn more about the Baltimore County Arts Guild
Who manages the Catonsville Arts & Entertainment District?
TAX DEDUCTION FOR ARTISTS
Artists who create and sell work within the District are not taxed on the income derived from art and art enterprises. This tax benefit only applies at the state level. Artists continue to pay the full amount of federal income tax. - Read more about eligibility requirements and how to apply to the program.
ADMISSIONS AND AMUSEMENT TAX EXEMPTION PROGRAM
Enterprises dedicated to visual or performing arts located within the A&E District are exempt from the collection of the State of Maryland's Admissions and Amusement Tax. Learn how to participate in the Admissions and Amusement Tax Exemption.
A&E DISTRICT PROJECTS
Interest-free or low-interest loans up to $30,000 are available for exterior improvements to commercial buildings located in the Catonsville A&E District.
REAL PROPERTY TAX CREDIT
A five-year, 100 percent real property tax credit is available if improvements to a property located in the Catonsville A&E District increase the assessed property value by $100,000 or more. A 10-year, 100 percent real property tax credit is available if improvement costs for a property located in the Catonsville A&E District exceed $10 million.
What are the benefits of the Catonsville Arts & Entertainment District?
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