While I think many things, perhaps even anything, Can be art, most things are not. Art is something that has Intentional symbolic or inherent meaning. Nothing without meaning in this sense, essentially, anything that doesn't have metaphor, is not art. Metaphor alone is a necessary, but not sufficient condition of art.I think that Art also must be done for a purpose, but for something to be art, it doesn't have to be limited to the single purpose of making art, but expressing an idea with intent is a requirement. This is why I don't think that everything is art, and indeed, most things are not art. I'm not even discrediting bad art in this description, because that is art, it's just not good according to some people's goals and requirements of 'good' art. A work has to be consciously made as art at least in part. I also think art isn't limited by any method of expression. And all forms of art are equally valid. Literature is just as valid as art as a painting, and even art made by a computer is still art (the artist is the person who told/ programmed the computer to make the art, because the computer couldn't make art with intent, at least not yet).