The Crazy Enough thread has taken on a life of its own, and a recent post queried: "What defines a local artist?" I think this is a great question that deserves its own post.
After all, Portland is a place where so many are from somewhere else. I meet few artists who were born and raised in our rainy clime. Does an artist have to live here a certain number of years before he/she is local, or make a level of commitment to staying in the city? Is just "giving it a try" acceptable? The thread is very actor-centric, logical given their immediate visibility, and it would be interesting to get some other artistic roles in the mix as well.