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What is MilkBoy ArtHouse?

MilkBoy ArtHouse is College Park's newest performance venue, restaurant and craft bar!

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.

What is MilkBoy ArtHouse all about?

It's a creative partnership between MilkBoy Philadelphia and The Clarice.  MilkBoy ArtHouse, or MBArt is a local crossroads for dynamic entertainment, social gathering and creative dining.  The only campus-community arts venue of its kind in the nation, MBArt is where emerging art and pop culture collide, and where campus and community come together to celebrate.

Consistently eclectic, MBArt's top-quality entertainment ranges from contemporary, global pop, indie rock and jazz to world music and things that defy categorization!

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

Don't miss MBArt's exhilarating inaugural season beginning in August, 2017.  Check back to view the full lineup in our calendar.

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

Milkboy ArtHouse is hiring now.  Job inquiries should be sent to milkboyarthousejobs@gmail.com. Please include a resume.

Visiting MilkBoy ArtHouse

What are the hours?

Hours are 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.  Be sure to check Metro for updates on recent SafeTrack station closures.
  • 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.

MilkBoy ArtHouse Background

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.

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 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

Attending a performance

How do I buy a ticket? 

Clarice performances at MilkBoy ArtHouse will begin in fall, 2017.  Tickets go on-sale on May 23, 2017, and you can purchase tickets beginning that day online.

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, but select shows will offer a reserved seating section.

Is there seating or do audience members stand?

This depends on the performance. Please check the performance event page for more information.

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

Renting MilkBoy ArtHouse

Can I rent MilkBoy ArtHouse for an event?

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


Have a question that hasn’t been answered here?

Please send a message to milkboyarthouse@umd.edu.