For many, art is considered an extracurricular activity, a luxury, or a frivolity. Artists are often perceived as carefree individuals, but the drive necessary to sustain a living through art is less glamorous as it seems. “If you don’t want to be working nine to five, you sure as hell ain’t gonna be working nine to five. You’re going to be putting in real hours. Because it’s a career, not a job.” Three independent artists in Long Beach debunk the myth that being an artist is frivolous work, for Voicewaves.