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.


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.

2022 Accepted Artists

Artists are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. An * denotes the 2021 Merit Award Winners.

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.

Online Application Printable Application

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


Membership Special—only during M&T Bank Clothesline Festival

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!)


shown above: 2021 Clothesline Festival, demos from Creative Workshop, Artemis by Cynthia Iannaccone, Hatice Erbas Sorkunlu booth ca. 2021.


MAG is a 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

Sample Soap Collection site

2021 Merit Award Winners Announced!


Clothesline Through The Years

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.

Clothesline Online: Clothesline Through The Years


Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor for 27 straight years!

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.

Thank you to our Supporting Sponsor:

Nolans Rental

Thank you to our Media Sponsors:

Thank you to CITY Newspaper and WXXI