The Clothesline Arts Festival is coming up at the Memorial Art Gallery grounds in Rochester NY! You can find me at Booth 182!
M&T Bank Clothesline Festival is one of the longest running and favorite art festivals in Rochester, NY. We host more than 400 local and regional artists. Clothesline takes place rain or shine.
$5; children age 10 and younger are free if accompanied by an adult. Includes museum admission. (Members are $4 and can get in for an early bird peek at the art.) Membership discounts available ~ only at Clothesline.
Works by more than 400 artists from all over New York State will be available for purchase. See the latest in ceramics, paintings, prints, photography, wood, metal, sculpture, wearable art & jewelry.
Enjoy eats and treats from local food vendors and food trucks will. Brown Hound Downtown will serve brunch both mornings as well as baked goods (inside the museum.)
There is no festival parking on the museum grounds. Visitors are encouraged to use the festival’s free shuttle buses from parking lots at Gleason Works at University Avenue and the East End Garage at East Main and Scio streets (a $7 parking fee applies at this lot; shuttle picks up on Scio Street).
Family Art Activities
In the Memorial Art Gallery’s Creative Workshop, learn about fall classes (grab a discount if you register during the festival) and watch artist demos. Kids ages 4-12 can participate in free, supervised art activities. Saturday from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm both days.
Entertainers will perform on Saturday and Sunday. The Music Stage is outdoors in Centennial Sculpture Park and the Dance Stage is indoors in the museum’s M&T Bank Ballroom. The Clothesline website has a complete schedule of performers.
Art Book Sale
Every year, MAG’s Charlotte Whitney Allen Library offers gently used art books and magazines for sale in the Pavilion, inside the museum.
Gallery Store Sidewalk Sale
Purchase this year’s Clothesline T-shirt by St. Monci and bargains galore at the Sidewalk Sale.