Mission and Goals

Berlin, Maryland

Arts & Entertainment District


Historically Charming...

In the late 18th century, there was a tavern at the the intersection of two crossroads in Worcester County, Maryland. The "Burleigh Inn" was, as local folklore goes, the beginning of the eventual portmanteau of our town, known today as just Berlin.

The community of Berlin has worked tirelessly to save its small town charm and its historic downtown facades while emerging as a budding arts and entertainment locale. Located approximately 10 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean, Berlin is a frequent stop for tourists heading in and out of Ocean City, Maryland. The shopping and dining options in Berlin are first-rate!

Artistically Alive...

In the State of Maryland, there are twenty-four different Arts and Entertainment Districts. The purpose of an A&E District is to engage a community and revitalize it in way that involve and promote the arts and creative enterprises. There are also some pretty neat tax incentives too!

For more than 10 years now, Berlin has been a state recognized Arts and Entertainment District. We are constantly seeking ways to support our artists and entertainers as well as way to implement public art into our community. 



The Berlin A&E District is an independent, non-profit organization. Our 501c3 status means that any donation you give is tax-deductible.


Executive Committee

Heather Layton, President
Robin Tomaselli, Vice President
Patricia Gregorio, Treasurer
Stephanie Fowler, Secretary
Anna Mullis, Member-At-Large
Matthew Amey, Member-At-Large