|Type:||Artist Community, Gallery|
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Fanart Central is a gallery site for fanartists. The site hosts tens of thousands of pictures.
Fanart Central is an online art community which allows artists to exhibit their works, as well as discuss the works of other artists through comments and forums. Commonly abbreviated by its members as FAC, the site is designed to accommodate fanart; however, original art by its members is also welcome.
Fanart Central was originally conceived as a fanart site for a South Park fan community in the year 2001, and was initially named "SP Fanart", founded by "Cstdenis", the actual webmaster of the site. Shortly later, as the particular fan community dispersed, the site's theme was changed to general fanart, and its name changed to "Fanart Central". Fanart Central registered its domain name on January 18, 2004 and has been running since then.
On March 25th 2006, the site registered one million page views, 5.4 million hits and 25,000 visits, a record for the site's activity. Not long after also got its 50,000th member.
Intended as a public fanart gallery, Fanart Central has several categories, each organized by the source or series on which its fanart is based, including sections for anime, manga, cartoons, movies, video games, and many others. For original art, there are additional categories for themes such as fantasy art and furries. There is also a section for miscellaneous original art, as well as original art tutorials created by FAC members.