What is Artist Row? Artist Row is an annual juried art show that is held one Sunday in September. Nearly 200 up-and-coming artists present their wares for the public to purchase under “the sheds” of the beloved Rochester Public Market (instead of the fruits and veggies mongers you find there on Saturday mornings).
In an effort to support our local and regional community, the daylong event includes free live performances by local musicians on the main stage. We also have community organization information booths, and local food trucks vendors to keep us going throughout the day.
Artist Row Public Market Art Fair began in 2004, with over 5,000 people attending an exhibit that featured 68 local and regional artists. The 11th annual show in 2015 was the biggest yet, welcoming an estimated 20,000 attendees to view work from nearly 200 artists. To encourage participation by emerging artist and artisans, the entry fee is deliberately kept to a minimum, and as a juried show, we present nearly $1,000 in awards to artists each year.
Admission and parking is FREE!
This year’s show will be held on September 18, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rochester Public Market.
Artist Row is planned each year by a dedicated group of volunteers from the Friends of the Rochester Public Market. The show also receives generous primary sponsorship from Summit Federal Credit Union, as well as additional support from the City of Rochester and many other local sponsors. Please follow our Facebook page for news about the show, and subscribe to our blog to hear from our artists.
Important 2016 Deadlines
- Early Bird Pricing: Until July 15
- Regular Pricing: July 16 – August 15
- Application Deadline: August 15
- Orientation: Online beginning Tuesday, August 30
- Show Day: Sunday, September 18, 10 a.m.– 4 p.m.
Early application is encouraged as booth space is assigned on a first come, first serve basis.