Obviously, I'm biased here! LOL
There are many types of art. Some people think of art as oil paintings they can hang on walls. Other visual arts include paintings, sculptures, photography, and other visual media.
In my opinion, I think some types of architecture is art. (You wouldn't believe the amazing schools that were built here a few years ago with wooden beams and all glass walls!)
Then there are people who work in ceramics or blown glass. To me, that's a form of art. A nice vase or a beautiful glazed piece of pottery, bowl, etc.
Performing arts is another area with music, theatre, film, dance, literature.
I believe that at one time, fine arts were considered paintings or drawings.
Today, there are so many forms of art, I think what defines someone as an artist is particular skill...versus crafting which is a common technique applied to various mediums.
For example, I've seen scrapbook layouts hand-drawn and paper pieced that go for hundreds of dollars. But at the same time, there are scrap meets at a local store here where a bunch of people get together and use the same materials to come up with the same design (hence, a craft).
Likewise, there are jewelers who are artistic in their designs!