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M&T Bank Clothesline Festival

webad-2013-smallThe M&T Bank Clothesline Festival is set to take place on Saturday, September 7 from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday September 8, 2013 from 10 am to 5 pm at the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, 500 University Avenue Rochester NY 14607.

Admission costs $5 at the gate; children 10 and under free if accompanied by an adult; includes Gallery admission. No pets (except service animals), skateboards or roller-blades allowed; bicyclists should enter at Prince Street and check bikes at the RCA Bicycle Valet.

About the Festival
Fifty-seven years after the first Clothesline, Rochester’s largest and longest-running fine art and crafts festival continues to evolve. 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. list of artists

Each year sees the addition of more festivals, but Clothesline remains a favorite with artists. Because the Gallery charges admission and screens the work of the exhibitors, serious shoppers are more in evidence than at other festivals.

Clothesline remains popular with visitors, too. In recent years, it has earned five “Best of Rochester” awards from City Newspaper readers.

With the completion of the Memorial Art Gallery’s Centennial Sculpture Park, this year’s festival will once again have full use of the MAG campus. 2013 grounds map

Parking/Shuttle Bus
Park and ride the handicapped-accessible shuttle bus from the Gleason Works lot on Anderson Avenue or the East End garage at East Main and Scio Streets. Shuttles run from 9 am to 6:30 pm Saturday and 9 am to 5:30 pm Sunday.

Clothesline is the Gallery’s biggest fund-raiser—all artists’ entry fees and public admission fees go directly to the Gallery’s operating budget. And in 2013, these dollars will go even further thanks to M&T Bank, our Presenting Sponsor for an unprecedented 20th straight year.Thanks also to Supporting Sponsors Nolan’s Rentals, Inc. and University of Rochester Medical Center, to our media sponsor City Newspaper, and to our community partner WXXI.

Go Green
Several area organizations are helping us make Clothesline greener. Thanks to Rochester Greenovation for sponsoring our composting and recycle stations; to Rochester Cycling Alliancefor providing a bicycle valet station (enter at Prince Street); and to Dave Goldman and the Sierra Club of Rochester. Also available (behind the Gallery): a water bottle refill station.

Ride the bus!
Visit Rochester Genesee Regional Transit Authority’s website for routes, schedules and special discounts for visitors to Clothesline and other area festivals. Learn more


There are a handful of cities that are thought of when we think of high-tech innovation and startups: San Francisco, New York, London, Bangalore, Tel Aviv . . . but today, high-tech development has been democratized. Easy and cheap availability of cloud-based resources, sophisticated telecommunications tools, platforms-as-a-service and lean models that accelerate the development and deployment process, and – sorry, California – a net outmigration from traditional tech centers, has already started to shift high-tech development to the most unlikely places.

It’s a fact: You no longer have to be in Silicon Valley to run a successful Internet company. But where will tomorrow’s dotcom boom come from? This may be the Rust Belt’s year to shine. We asked innovators, entrepreneurs, and city leaders this question: “What are the most unexpected cities that are leading the high-tech revolution”? 

“While Kodak seemingly put Rochester on the map, it’s the talent that remains there that makes it one of the most unexpected cities for high-tech innovation,” said Mark Lucas, Co-founder and VP of Sales for Sudo, a Rochester-based company that has developed an app for consolidating deals, coupons, and savings. “Young fresh minds from the University of Rochester (U of R) and the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) are sticking around post-graduation to finish what they started.”

Roughly half a billion dollars worth of research is conducted annually at RIT and U of R. A portion of the healthy $749,994 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Scholarship Program awarded to U of R in 2012 is allocated to addressing the shortage of highly qualified math and science teachers in the area by providing full-tuition scholarships to undergraduates pursuing these educational careers.

Cerion Energy is a producer of a nanotechnology-based diesel fuel additive that decreases fuel consumption and emissions. created the Walking Charger, a device embedded in footwear that charges mobile devices on the go. created a 3D software app and digital press for complete customization of unique water bottles. is developing laser-controlled gene switches for gene therapy drugs. connects supporters of academic research with on-campus innovators.

With 65,650 techies in the workforce, Rochester rivals San Francisco and San Diego and was recently ranked 5th for patents per capita by Forbes. Rochester is successful in harnessing tech-savvy appeal into a defining characteristic.