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Clothesline Festival Call for Artists

Feb 01st, 2023

WANT TO BE AN ARTIST AT THE M&T BANK CLOTHESLINE FESTIVAL? Artist Application Open for 2023 ROCHESTER, NY, February 1st 2023 -- Artists from across the United States are invited to apply for spaces at the 2023 M&T Bank Clothesline Festival. Now in its 67th year, the juried fine arts festival showcasing more than 375 artists will take place Saturday and Sunday, September 9th and 10th. HOW TO APPLY The online application can be found here. A downloadable application is also available at the M&T Bank Clothesline Festival website. 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 ABOUT THE FESTIVAL Rochester's largest and longest-running fine arts festival continues to evolve. Originating as a New York State only artist festival, Clothesline has expanded in recent years to welcome artists from across the country. It's now the place to experience all-day live entertainment, sample food from some of Rochester's favorite vendors, enjoy free family art activities, visit the museum, and of course, browse and buy original artwork throughout the grounds. Each year sees the addition of more festivals, but Clothesline remains a favorite with artists. Because MAG charges a $7 admission fee for adults, $4 for children 3-12 years old, and is free for children under the age of two and screens the work of the exhibitors, serious shoppers are more evident than at other festivals. (Members’ pricing will be $6 for adults, $3 for children 3-12 years old and free for kids under the age of two.) Please visit for the most up-to-date information about plans for the event. ABOUT THE MEMORIAL ART GALLERY The Memorial Art Gallery showcases visual art from antiquity to the present day, including the outdoor public Centennial Sculpture Park. In addition to its permanent collection, MAG offers a year-round schedule of special exhibitions, lectures, concerts, tours, after-hours social events, and family activities. Hours: Wednesday–Sunday 11 am to 5 pm, and until 9 pm on Thursdays. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. During the Clothesline Festival - Admission: $20; senior citizens, $18; college students with ID and children 6–18, $9. Always free to members, University of Rochester faculty/staff and students, and children 5 and under. Halfprice general admission Thursdays from 5–9 pm is made possible by Monroe County, with additional support from FULLMEA5URE. For more information about Clothesline Festival, call 585.276.8949 or visit Press contact: Melanie Fazio, Director of Marketing and Engagement: 585.276.8937 /

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