FAQs  -  About Us
What does GSR stand for?  This is one of the most common questions we're asked... the answer lies in our history!  One evening in December, 2003, mentor and former apprentices reunited to share their jewelery creations with Mankato.  The GOLDSMITHS REUNION, or GSR for short, was created.  We've come a long way in 15 years!  In our first year we had three artists gather for one evening, and this year we welcome more than 45 artists for a two day event.

What can I expect?  This weekend is about connecting local artists with the community.  So meet your friends, bring your kids, and come on in.  Walk around, ask the artists about their inspiration, process, studio...  There's beer, wine, and food available for purchase if you get hungry.  Or you can take in some live music.  It's okay not to purchase anything, but we hope you'll find something that you can't live without.  Our artists have everything from a small gift for a friend, to something special that speaks to your heart, and everything in between! 

Where should I park?  There are lots of options on the city's website.

How does it work?  We're a jurried show which means artists send an application with photos of their work to us in September.  They pay a booth fee to participate, and that money pays for our event rental, and marketing.  All administrative work is done by a team of volunteers.

Can I volunteer?  Oh yes!  We'd love for you to lend a hand, send us an email and let us know you want to help.  We've got jobs as easy as hanging posters around town or helping with set-up and take-down.  Or if you'd like to get more involved we've got bigger jobs like grant writing or seeking local sponsorships.

What % of sales does the GSR take?  None!  100% of your purchase goes directly to the artists.

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  1. Sara Nett
  2. Sacha Bliese
  3. Tom Bliese
  4. Patty Conlin
The GSR Fine Art Festival is dedicated to presenting an opportunity for the public to engage with creating artists.  We encourage and support visual artists by producing an affordable, convenient, professional venue for them to gain exposure and display and sell their works.  We also celebrate local musicians by inviting them to perform on our GSR stage.

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Application Deadline September 1
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