Cumberland A&E District

The mission of Cumberland’s A&E District is to promote economic and cultural vitality, community involvement, and tourism by attracting and supporting creative enterprises and showcasing our region’s unique character.

About this A&E District

The Cumberland Arts & Entertainment District is located in the Historic City Center of Cumberland, and is the heart of the arts and cultural scene in Allegany County.

The core of the A & E District includes world-class architecture and opportunities for creative entrepreneurs to live, work and sell in the heart of downtown. With proximity to the Allegany Arts Council's Saville and Schwab Galleries, the Cumberland and Embassy Theatres, Allegany Museum, and a broad range of artist studios, shopping, dining and attractions, you can always find something happening right here.

Our annual Mountain Maryland Plein Air Festival, River & Rails Festival, Whiskey Rebellion, PRIDE Celebration and other year-round activities and creative experiences make Cumberland a great place to call call home.