What is a Regional Artist?
Geographically speaking, a regional artist is anyone living and practicing art in a regional location. This includes large regional centers, small towns or neighboring cities or states.
In terms of their creative practice, regional artists are most likely to pursue visual arts and writing, but actors, dancers, designers, musicians, and digital media artists are among many others who would self-identify as regional artists.
Similarly, there is no unifying theme to regional artists’ work: some explore the environment they work in, some focus on the social fabric of their location, while others ignore their surroundings entirely.