Want to be an artist at the M&T Bank Clothesline Festival? Artist Application Open for 2023

February 1, 2023 kpillman No Comments

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.


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 clothesline@mag.rochester.edu


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 in evidence 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 mag.rochester.edu for the most up-to-date information about plans for the event.