One of the area's best arts and crafts events, the M&T Bank Clothesline Festival returns to the grounds of the Memorial Art Gallery (500 University Ave.) this weekend. The Clothesline Festival will feature more than 450 artists from across New York State showing and selling their wares in a variety of media, including ceramics, metal, photography, oils and acrylics, and more.
In addition to the exhibiting artists, the Clothesline Festival includes live entertainment both days from various music and dance troupes, family art activities, and admittance to the museum and its regular galleries. It's also a great opportunity to check out the rapidly changing grounds and the multiple pieces that make up the Centennial Sculpture Park.
The festival runs Saturday, September 7, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, September 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission costs $5 (children under 10 free), and the festival will run rain or shine. Note that a shuttle bus to the festival will be running, with stops at the East End parking garage and Gleason Works lot on Anderson. For more information visit clothesline.rochester.edu.