Call for Artists – M&T Bank Clothesline Festival

Memorial Art Gallery

Entry Deadline: Apr. 30

500 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
PHONE (585) 276-8900

September 9 & 10, 2023 | 10 am-5 pm
Special MAG Member shopping begins at 9:30 on both days.

The M&T Bank Clothesline Festival has been the Memorial Art Gallery’s largest annual fundraiser and biggest celebration of the arts for more than 60 years. Over 375 artists from across the country offer their work for purchase at this juried, two-day festival that takes place on the beautiful grounds of Rochester’s art museum in the Neighborhood of the Arts. Shoppers are drawn from Rochester and surrounding markets. Clothesline is also the place to experience all-day live entertainment, sample food from some of Rochester’s favorite food trucks and vendors, enjoy free family art activities, and visit the museum. Learn more at

The online application can be found on the M&T Bank Clothesline Festival website, as well as a downloadable PDF application. The application deadline is Sunday, April 30, 2023. If spaces remain after the deadline, applications will still be accepted but location requests cannot be guaranteed. For more information call the Memorial Art Gallery events office at 585-276-8949, or email [email protected].

The Memorial Art Gallery places a high value on fine art created by hand and requires that all participating Clothesline artists submit work that:
• is the artist’s original work, either one-of-a-kind or limited-edition, and is conceived and designed solely by the artist shows vision, imagination and originality.
• is of professional quality, expertly executed without technical faults.

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