The Local Artist is designed to communicate the idea of a gallery that feels both personal and democratic. This criteria lends to the zine being described as a "free paper gallery." The technical objectives include displaying the work and bio of five artists, highlighting an artist interview and displaying all upcoming gallery events.

The piece is web printed on newsprint, embossed, and neatly packaged in a clear, sealed envelope. Editions are distributed throughout South Dakota; available everywhere from art galleries to tourist stops along I-90.

Art Direction & Design: Hunter Murphy
Co-Founders: Jeff Ballard & Mitch Torbert
Printing: Page 1 Printers
Artists: Audrey Stommes, Leah Schretenthaler, Matthew West, Phillip Michael Hook, Zach DeBoer