When we meet an artist, particularly an artist in action, we forge a personal connection and it becomes a point of pride to purchase the art and then when you show it, you let friends and family know that you met the artist. Additionally, people feel a bit more obligated when they meet the artist. “She’s so nice, we should buy something.” This works VERY well at public markets, farmers markets, and art shows and markets. It’s true! This is why artists LOVE public markets and art shows!