WHAT IS MILKBOY ARTHOUSE?
MilkBoy ArtHouse is a performance venue, restaurant and craft bar where the campus and community can gather, connect and explore. MilkBoy ArtHouse's intimate urban hangout offers a fresh take on contemporary cool where residents and students all feel at home.
This brand new venue features performance spaces and an art gallery in a friendly setting with elevated american comfort cuisine and boundary-breaking artists including UMD's own students, staff, faculty and alumni.
Consistently eclectic, MilkBoy ArtHouse's top-quality entertainment will range from contemporary, global pop, indie rock and jazz to world music, film and more!
A creative partnership between The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and MilkBoy of Philadelphia, MilkBoy ArtHouse is a local crossroads for dynamic entertainment, social gathering and creative dining. The only campus-community arts venue of its kind in the nation, MilkBoy ArtHouse is where emerging art and pop culture collide and where campus and community come together to celebrate!
The home-grown design of MilkBoy ArtHouse was inspired by UMD students and community through a series of community "Think-a-thons" that envisioned an enlivened College Park of the future. Graduate scenic design students from UMD's own School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies also assisted in the thoughtfully chosen colors, furnishings and lighting to provide the perfect setting to absorb artistic experiences.
MilkBoy The Studio began life in 1994 in North Philadelphia above the notorious Zapf's Music, and now resides in the former legendary Philadelphia producer Larry Gold's studio at 7th and Callowhill.
MilkBoy Philly is the brainchild of music industry’s Tommy Joyner and Jamie Lokoff of MilkBoy The Studio. In 2010 they opened a full-service bar and restaurant with a second-floor music venue/private event space in Center City, Philadelphia, and in 2016 they opened their youngest venue, MilkBoy South Street.
MilkBoy has been a beacon of light in what has otherwise been a challenged neighborhood for new and old businesses. It as being a pioneer and helping to ignite the new retail and housing development projects that are currently in progress on the same block.
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center is the thriving hub of performing arts at the University of Maryland, College Park. As UMD's stunning high-tech arts facility, The Clarice presents its students and community with visiting artists, student performances and innovative approaches to enjoying the performing arts that are among the finest in the entire world.
Inside The Clarice, the UMD School of Music, UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library and the Artist Partner Program comprise the creative partners who engage audiences in new experiences and inspire artistic expression from fresh voices.
Now the UMD campus and community come together to extend those fresh voices and new experiences to MilkBoy ArtHouse, right here on the edge of the UMD campus. If you've enjoyed your artistic experiences at The Clarice, just wait till you experience MilkBoy ArtHouse!
The City of College Park is a vibrant and prosperous top 20 college town, which has established collaborative relationships with the residents, non-profit sector, businesses, University and other local governments for the benefit of the entire community. The City is known for distinctive and connected neighborhoods, thriving commercial districts, cultural amenities, attractive green space and streetscapes, convenient transportation systems serving all users and a strong sense of community pride.