FAQs: MilkBoy ArtHouse

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What is MilkBoy ArtHouse?

A partnership between The Clarice and MilkBoy of Philadelphia, MilkBoy ArtHouse is a performance venue, restaurant and craft bar where the campus and community can gather, connect and explore. Consistently eclectic, MilkBoy ArtHouse’s top-quality offerings range from classical, contemporary, cabaret, global pop, indie rock and jazz to film, performance and spoken word, as well as food and wine happenings. Expect to see local, national and international artists, plus UMD students and other talent from right here in our own community.

Where is the best place to find accurate schedule information for MilkBoy ArtHouse?

We're planning for the first performances to start in fall 2017. Please check our online calendar when we announce our 2017-2017 season. We’ll have other places to check as the venue gets closer to opening.

Where is MilkBoy ArtHouse?

MilkBoy ArtHouse, connecting the campus of the University of Maryland and downtown College Park through the arts, is located at 7416 Baltimore Avenue.

Who designed MilkBoy ArtHouse?

The home-grown design of MilkBoy ArtHouse was inspired by students and community through a series of community “Think-a-thons” that envisioned an enlivened College Park of the future. MSR Architecture Firm of Hyattsville created the final design in partnership with Morgan-Keller Construction of Columbia, MD. Graduate scenic design students from UMD’s own School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies are also assisting in the thoughtfully chosen colors, furnishings and lighting to provide the perfect setting to absorb artistic experiences.

How can I apply to be part of the MilkBoy ArtHouse team?

Milkboy ArtHouse is hiring now: 

Food and beverage Manager(s)

Other job inquiries should be sent to milkboyarthousejobs@gmail.com. Please include a resume.

How are campus and community involved?

MilkBoy ArtHouse is a reflection of several inspired gatherings of campus and community through Think-a-thons in College Park and at The Clarice as part of the NextNOW Fest. Additionally, UMD students in the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation — under the guidance of Professor Madlen Simon — helped identify design solutions for the new campus + community art space, restaurant and bar. The Clarice hosted a series of Listening Sessions and pre-construction tours in the Summer of 2016 to gather ideas and share progress with our campus and community. UMD students and local community members will join The Clarice and MilkBoy as curatorial partners in activating a vibrant performance scene that reflects this artistic crossroads of creativity. Join our e-mail list to stay informed and up to date on the progress of MilkBoy ArtHouse and follow the project on Instagram and Facebook.

How can I get involved?

To share ideas or get involved please send an email to milkboyarthouse@umd.edu.

If you’re interested in renting the space, please email rentals-mbart@umd.edu.

If you are interested in connecting to The Clarice about this project as well as around other community engagement initiatives, please contact Erica Bondarev Rapach, Associate Executive Director, about our Community Action People

When will MilkBoy ArtHouse open?

Our plan is to open in Spring 2017. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date on opening details.

Visiting MilkBoy ArtHouse

What are the hours?

Hours will be 11 AM – 2 AM daily

Are both levels of MilkBoy ArtHouse wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the front entrance to the venue is wheelchair accessible and there is an elevator to the second floor of MilkBoy ArtHouse.

Where is customer parking?

There is a metered surface lot on Knox Road and Baltimore Avenue, one block from MilkBoy ArtHouse. The College Park Downtown Garage offers metered parking two blocks from MilkBoy ArtHouse at the corner of Yale Avenue and Knox Road. The garage parking meters accept coins, bills and credit cards. Parking is free on Sundays in downtown College Park.

What are the driving directions?

MilkBoy ArtHouse is located at 7416 Baltimore Avenue between College Avenue/Regents Drive and Knox Road, near the southeast corner of the UMD campus.

  • Travel by Metro/Bus: Exit at College Park Metro Station; take the 83 Bus to MilkBoy ArtHouse.
  • Driving from DC: Take US-1 N/Baltimore Avenue north to College Park.
  • Driving from Baltimore: Take I-95 South to I-495E to US-1 S/Baltimore Avenue in College Park. Take exit 25A-25B from I-495E.
  • Walking from the UMD campus: Walk through the mall and head south through Chapel Fields toward Baltimore Avenue/Route 1. MilkBoy ArtHouse is next to Potbelly on Baltimore Avenue.
  • Driving from The Clarice: Drive through Lot 1/Alumni Drive to Mowatt Lane. Turn left on Knox Road and drive to Baltimore Avenue. MilkBoy ArtHouse will be one block to your left. The parking garage will be one block ahead of you. OR (to avoid driving through campus) take University Boulevard (I-193) north to Baltimore Avenue, turn south (right) and drive one half mile south to MilkBoy ArtHouse.

Are children permitted in MilkBoy ArtHouse?

Usually, yes. But some events may be restricted to people 18+ or 21+.

Can students under 21 be in MilkBoy ArtHouse?

Usually, yes. But some events may be restricted to people 21+.

What type of performances will be at MilkBoy ArtHouse?

MilkBoy ArtHouse is a creative space for to discover music, performance, film and more. If you have ideas for events to have at MilkBoy ArtHouse please contact milkboyarthouse@umd.edu.

Renting MilkBoy ArtHouse

Can I rent MilkBoy ArtHouse for an event?

MilkBoy ArtHouse is available for private rentals only. For questions about renting MilkBoy ArtHouse please call 301.405.2941 or email rentals-mbart@umd.edu.

Food menu

What type of food is on the menu?

MilkBoy describes its food as elevated American comfort. We are still working to finalize the opening menu but we invite you to check out a sample menu or read more about MilkBoy’s food philosophy

Attending a performance

How do I buy a ticket? 

You can purchase tickets to The Clarice’s events at MilkBoy ArtHouse from our ticket office:

Does the performance ticket include any food or drink?

No. You must purchase these items separately.

Can I buy a ticket at the door?

Check back later for more information about buying tickets onsite at MilkBoy ArtHouse.

Is the performance seating reserved or general admission 

Most shows at MilkBoy ArtHouse will have general seating.

Is there seating or do audience members stand?

This depends on the performance. Please check the performance webpage for more information.


Have a question that hasn’t been answered here?

Please send a message to milkboyarthouse@umd.edu.