10 years later
I know I keep mentioning it, but it's because I can't believe it myself ... Art Crimes will be 10 years old Sept. 4, 2004. But the rumor that this is the first art site on the net is not so. Art Crimes was the first graffiti site on the Web though.
We wish Art.Net a happy birthday too. Their 10-year anniversary was in June this year.
Also Sito.org is still going strong, since January 1993. Its "Synergy" events allow artists make visual art together online.
These are the big, collaborative art sites, among the very first on the Web, that allowed artists to post their own work. SITO (then OTIS), was a big inspiration for me when I began to think about how graffiti could also live on the Web. Check them out. If they weren't great, they wouldn't be around still.