There are, of course, many differences between an artist and an entertainer, and both words invite subjectivity.
Here’s one from my perspective:
An artist is bold, telling, and levels a clear path. Their canvas is the world and the brush with which they paint on the world is their song or their poem or their painting. They are making the world new and different with their work. An artist knows how they want the world to look, or more likely, they feel a new world inside them they’re trying to make into a reality. An artist is like a prophet in that way.
An entertainer, however, is worried about [...]