Local Art Resources Available at the Fingertips of Aspiring Artists


Dustin Scott is a local artist in the Monmouth/Galesburg area. He graduated Galesburg high school in 1999, attended Carl Sandburg for a year, before attending and graduating from Monmouth College. As digital online art reinvigorates interest in art among younger generations, Scott offers some advice for aspiring artists, who are looking for a way to get started.

“In modern times, of course if they are a young kid you want to monitor what they are on YouTube with, but there are demonstrations on there, but also there are a ton of local resources. Here in Monmouth the Buchanan Center they offer tons as well as the Galesburg Community Arts Center. Then there are a lot of local artists that would be willing to lend a helping hand or give some advice. Those are fantastic avenues and then the resource of having Dick Blick, which is just a resource that is unbelievable to have in our community.”

For the full interview with Dustin Scott discussing local art resources, art in the digital age, and steady careers in the art industry, click below:

***Story by Prairie Communications intern Kadin Rogers***

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