Founded in 1993, Arts-Online was one of the first community websites — an early precursor to present–day social media network. Arts-Online website offered artists — lyricists, painters, sculptors, composers, dancers etc. — a venue to connect the artist with prospective buyers, without engaging high-priced agents, costly galleries and symphony halls. The artwork was presented to the world via Arts–Online website, which the general public could see and experience and allowed the buyer to directly contact the artist. Today, Arts–Online features designers and artisans from different parts of the world who produce handicrafts of stunning quality and who depend on the international market for sustainable employment. One can meet the designers and artisans on Arts–Online, read their profiles and join this movement in sustaining culturally creative pursuits and promoting handicrafts trade to world over. Visit Arts–Online website.