Almost like a kickoff party to the Rochester arts community's 2015-16 season, the Clothesline Festival will fill the Memorial Art Gallery's 14-acre ground with more than 400 artists. The festival is Rochester's largest fine art and crafts festival, and will mark 58 years this weekend. Along with artists selling their works, Saturday will feature performances by Pandafan, Amy Montrois, Evan Meulemans, Mounafanyi Percussion and Dance, RLTC, Odasz Dance Theater, and Bombshell Belly Dance. Sunday will see performances by Neil Van Dorn Band, Jim E Leggs, Garth Fagan Dance School, Latinos De Corazon, and NYS Ballet. There will also be food trucks and beer and wine vendors, arts activities for kids, and museum admission included in the price of attending the festival.
The Clothesline Festival will take place at the Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Avenue. Saturday, September 12, at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, September 13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5, and $4 for MAG members. mag.rochester.edu.