My friend circles tend to mostly be creative types, largely because unless I’m doing an activity/job with someone, it’s hard for me to stay in touch. My best friend from college isn’t an artist, but we did speech and debate together for four years and he was a psych major so honestly, close enough lol. Humanities majors I consider honorary artists half the time.
I don’t actually find having only artist friends draining, because I’m an insane person who is constantly working and it’s vindicating when I’m always surrounded by similarly ambitious creatives. It’s also easier to talk to artists than non artists because I can say more than “yeah we’re filming something soon.” I can go into detail about where we’re shooting, camera moves I’m excited about, etc, and find out the same from them. Non artists are hard to talk to about the minutia of my job and since my art is my hobby, it’s really the only thing I have to talk to people about.