Jessica, your career choice should not be about taking a risk.
You are going to spend the most youthful years of your life working. That being said, why would you want to spend that time doing anything other than what you are passionate for? For money, job security? Do not fall into the trap of consumerism and materialism. The only thing that really matters in life is our interaction with each other. No amount of monetary accomplishments or material possession will add any duration to your life. For all anyone knows, we only have this one life to live. Lets live it with as much meaning as we can.
risk and go to art school
Go to a regular college and study the area of art you are interested in.
No,go for what you believe in.Doing something you want to do will be kind of tough ,but afterwards you'll see why.Maybe you can be well known in the future for what you did.Basically go to art school.
First, graduate high school (if you haven't). Then go to school if you can