M&T Bank Clothesline Festival

September 10 & 11, 2022

For more than 60 years, the M&T Bank Clothesline Festival has been MAG’s largest annual fundraiser and biggest celebration of artists. We are looking forward to seeing everyone on MAG grounds this year to feature creativity and art by over 300 artists.


Enjoy the following activities:

  • Browse and buy original artwork by local artists and makers
  • Experience live entertainment
  • Shop the art book sale in the ballroom
  • Enjoy free family art activities at the Creative Workshop
  • Indulge in food & drink from ROC’s favorite food trucks
  • Purchase this year’s Clothesline t-shirt
  • Visit the museum


PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are required in advance! They will not be available for purchase at the entrance gates during the festival. Guests may purchase tickets online leading up to and during the festival, and are welcome to purchase tickets in-person at the admission desk leading up to the festival if they are having trouble purchasing tickets online.

Saturday, September 10

Sunday, September 11

Want to get more involved? Volunteer at the festival! There are plenty of opportunities for different roles and responsibilities, with shifts between two and four hours long.

Congratulations to all accepted artists!

Please note: for this year’s festival only, the expansion of our sculpture park on the west side of the grounds will affect artists in Zone D with a booth numbered in the 500s and 600s. Pavement requests will be relocated to another pavement area and grass requests will be relocated to another grass area.

The Clothesline Festival artist application is still open and for the first time, artists can apply using our digital application in addition to our printable version. Click here for more instructions on how to apply.

Visit the Artist Toolbox Page for additional information and marketing materials to download.

Membership Special

Save $15 on MAG membership | September 10 and 11, 2022

Special MAG Membership pricing will become available during the M&T Bank Clothesline Festival beginning 9:30 am on Saturday, September 10 and ending at midnight on Sunday, September 11, 2022. Available online or in person at the Membership Table on the north side of MAG grounds. (Student and Out-of-Town memberships are not eligible for this promotion. UR Employee memberships are 50% off for Individual and Family memberships—year-round!)

Sample Soap Collection

Sample Soap Collection site

Sample Soap collects & distributes toiletries to Rochester’s neediest citizens all year, including:
Homeless, refugees, runaway children, women and families in transition, AIDS survivors, people burned out of their homes, survivors of domestic and sexual violence. WANTED: sample-size, travel-size & full-size unused toiletries for children, women, and men. Here’s a flyer.
More information: www.samplesoap.org

Clothesline Through the Years

Event Clothesline June 1957

For more than 60 years, Clothesline Festival has been our largest annual fundraiser. In 1994, M&T Bank offered to join us and has continued to support us for 27 straight years. Even today, our goals are the same. We aim to highlight and support the arts and artists. Thank you to the MAG Archives for helping us take a look back.

Presenting Sponsor:

M&T Bank logo

In addition to their Clothesline Festival sponsorship, M&T Bank has also helped MAG bring high-profile exhibitions such as Degas, O’Keeffe, and Monet to Rochester. Without M&T’s support, these exhibitions may not have been possible. As one of the leading philanthropic corporations in Western New York, M&T Bank’s philanthropic support at MAG, other cultural institutions, and across our community is inspirational.

Supporting Sponsors:

Nolan's Rental
MVP healthcare logo

Media Sponsors:

city newspaper and wxxi logos