Memorial Art Gallery to Host 66th Annual Clothesline Festival


The Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester will celebrate the 66th annual M&T Bank Clothesline Festival this coming weekend, September 10 and 11. 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.


When: September 10 & 11, 10 am – 5 pm

Where: 500 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607

 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. For more information on the artists, the Clothesline Festival, and to purchase tickets, please visit


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 and select Fridays. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Admission: $15; senior citizens, $12; college students with ID and children 6–18, $6.  Always free to members, University of Rochester faculty/staff and students, and children 5 and under. Half-price general admission Thursdays from 5–9 pm. Reduced admission is made possible by Monroe County, with additional support from Dave & Margaret Burns. For more information, call 585.276.8900 or visit 

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