"Thanks for supporting the artists by your purchase" is a universal deal closer. I generally then remark that I work for a non-profit and that begins a conversation. Often I'm asked for a business card or our website info by the time the next customer is ready to make their purchase. I find that in these places I'm asked more detailed questions about Latham Centers than almost anywhere else; the exception being parents and special needs conferences. Artists and artisans seem to have an extraordinary ability to "get" our work and understand our passion. I like to think they see us as a work of art. As I appreciate their talent, it seems they appreciate ours. So, if you ever find yourself in a position to support them, whether you are shopping locally or while on vacation, please consider doing so.
“I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.”
~Vincent van Gogh