Today we join with other deviants in saluting the staff that keep this site functioning and growing.
deviantART is the most inclusive and largest art website in existence, bringing together artists from across the world and across almost all artistic disciplines to one central community. Millions of writers, photographers, street artists, painters, designers, tattooists, videographers, artisans - and all breeds of creative people in-between [besides musicians, we clearly don't want anything to do with their kind!]. From every walk of life and with every sort of perspective, mingling together in an environment that ideally is an open and supportive place for each of us to exchange our ideas and our art. That is a big deal, with a potential that should not be underestimated. And that environment is built, maintained, and improved by the staff's constant efforts.
There are almost no barriers to membership on this site, DA's openness is the reason there are so many people here. We d