The vision for Glendale's A&E District is for a concentration of theaters, nightclubs, art galleries, music or comedy clubs, and other similar venues for live entertainment in addition to spin-off restaurants and bars. The District generally extends along Artsakh Avenue between Harvard Street to the south and Wilson Avenue to the north. Artsakh Avenue is anchored at either end by prominent civic and cultural venues – the historic Alex Theatre to the north and the Downtown Central Library at the south. It is home to the Exchange and Marketplace developments, which include a number of restaurants, retail storefronts and offices.

Today, the A&E District is also home to several cultural institutions and others nearby, including:

  • Antaeus Theatre Company

  • Central Library, including the Reflect Space Gallery

  • Museum of Neon Art

  • The Alex Theatre

  • Ace 121 (Glendale Arts Colony) Gallery

  • Tufenkian Fine Art Gallery

  • Laemmle Theater

  • Future home to Armenian American Museum

In January 2018, City Council voted unanimously to evaluate and further develop alternatives to  re-imagine an active, walkable and distinctive A&E District. The alternatives would include creative implementation of lighting, signage, public art, landscape features and street furnishings along Artsakh Avenue and the alley between Brand Boulevard and Artsakh Avenue while maintaining access to both public parking structures.

  • One Way Shared Street Option

  • Plaza Option