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Here's how it all went down!

It's always bittersweet when a party ends, but in our case, the warm fuzzies we got from celebrating a decade of deviousness at the House of Blues in Hollywood will remain for the next 10 years and beyond. Our 10th BirthdAy Bash was an absolute blast, and we're only just now beginning to get back into the swing of normal work and not awesome-sauce-party-planning-24/7.

The turnout was amazing! We had over 1,000 people show up throughout the day, and nearly 8,000 visitors joined us through the Interwebs via our live uStream channels and streaming #Auditorium chat. We're truly touched that so many of you were able to make it to the House of Blues and that those who couldn't be there in person joined us online!

$spyed welcomed deviants to the party by releasing the much-anticipated "It's coming..." feature we've been developing for months – the amazing deviantART muro, our new drawing tool. Reaction to deviantART muro has been nothing short of tear-jerkingly inspirational to all of us who work every day on new ways to help our artists grow and produce art in ways never thought possible. If you haven't had a chance yet, give deviantART muro a go! It's downright addictive for all skill levels.

The bars are packed… with artists trying out deviantART muro on one of forty laptops throughout the place. You couldn't order a drink there, but someone could sure whip you up anything imaginable!

In the keynote speech, $spyed spoke on how work in the past gives us the tools to progress into the future. He gave a brief history of deviantART through the years, where we've come to where we're going. He showcased a few selected deviants' first deviations and compared them to their astounding current works, outlining how their artistic talents have grown and matured throughout the years. He spoke of the World Tour and how touching it was to hear firsthand accounts about how deviantART has changed lives. Finally, he gave a glimpse into where we're headed with the community and groups and general 21st century mind-blowings.

After Angelo's stick-figure attempt at `Artgerm's famous Pepper, `Artgerm HIMSELF came out and drew her wishing deviantART a happy birthday in front of a crowd of onlookers!

Off the stage, there was no shortage of squee-inducing things to do. On the second floor, deviantART superstars `precurser, $endosage, $liquisoft, and `Artgerm blew up the tutorial room, showing a rapt crowd of deviants how to tackle some of the more-interesting facets of artistic ability. Our art gallery and user-submitted postcards from the Birthady Postcard Project adorned the walls and delighted the eyes of everyone strolling through.

Up on the top floor, users present at the party could watch their own galleries streaming in a live feed on plasma screens in almost every room. Finally, an artist's dream – the art supply room in the back allowed anyone passing by to jot down a sketch, paint a watercolor, sculpt some clay, or make a collage at a table with all their devious friends.

Art appreciators are taken aback by the talent of
some of our print artists.

Top all that off with real-live llamas who loved to pose for pictures and jammin' DJs who kept the crowd dancing late into the night, and we humbly proclaim the party a HUGE SUCCESS!

Jerry and Seinfeld (yes, really, the names of the llamas) show the love. Seinfeld the Llama is thinking to himself, "What is the DEAL with the House of Blues? It's not a house, and it's not blue. Come on, people. Will somebody please help me out?!"

And it was all thanks to you! We were absolutely floored by the outpouring of support our deviants showed us, and it makes us proud to keep working for the community for many years to come. To everyone reading this... thank you, thank you, thank you for calling deviantART your artistic home. We love you.

Photos courtesy of `zemotion.
BUT WAIT, ONE MORE THING!

We'd like to take a quick, yet important, moment to thank one of our own — the person most responsible for the planning and organizing of the 10th BirthdAy Bash in Hollywood. If you attended the party, or enjoyed it from the comfort of your home, you have $LaurenKitsune to thank. Her tireless effort and immense dedication to ensuring the success of the event was remarkable and awe-inspiring for the entire staff.

Lauren never gave up, despite unexpected setbacks, and used her creativity and ingenuity to create an event that will live on in the hearts of many throughout the years. Thanks to her true devious spirit, deviantART celebrated its 10th birthday in style. For this, we thank you $LaurenKitsune!

But that's not all! Deviants from around the world, took it upon themselves to host local deviantMEETs and celebrate our 10th BirthdAy in style! Details of their awesome parties and devious pictures can be found in the various blogs below.

All of the cute animated flags are courtesy
of `capncraka!

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:iconomg902:
omg902 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
happy bday
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:iconthehyperblade1000:
TheHyperBlade1000 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Bday
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:iconnaturepup:
naturepup Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015
woohoo
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:iconsarzbarz:
SarzBarz Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Student Writer
Wee ♥
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:icon04startycornonline88:
04StartyCornOnline88 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Student General Artist
I was at Stream Website, as fieldshield00
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:iconredrockinrose:
Redrockinrose Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaw, I love this website. It's like an extended family, almost, and the creators are so awesome~
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:iconlaxdesign:
LaxDesign Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
sooo cool :)
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:iconsamosoviet:
SamoSoviet Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome :)
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:iconhumblemarty:
HumbleMarty Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010   General Artist
Yay! :w00t!: You brought llamas. :D
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:iconmist3rmist3r:
mist3rmist3r Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
didnt know deviant art had been around that long was on something else but it got crap and i forgot my passwordbut it doent matter cos this ones better hope some mroe years
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:iconrenanjokel:
renanjokel Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
legal!
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:iconzaratus:
zaratus Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
it was soo awesome getting drunk with the llamas:p had a great time
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:iconmangatobbey:
mangatobbey Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I wish i could have attended :) i have been around for 6 years now and so much have happened here since i joined, and i luuuuve it ;) Its amazing to see how the crew of DA are able to renew emselfs all the time, making this site so darn great :)

Cheers!
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:iconsailorangel:
sailorangel Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm making it my mission in life to go to the 20years bday bash XD
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:icondonbooooo:
donbooooo Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
i love this
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:iconalrassamphoto:
alrassamphoto Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:heart: :dalove: :heart:
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:iconlilymomo:
lilymomo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
aww man i wanted to go X( but it was so far away :tears:
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:iconha-t-er:
Ha-t-er Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
SHUT THE FUCK UP
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:iconoicdm:
oicdm Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
加油加油,很不错
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:iconsapphire911:
Sapphire911 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
I had a blast! I wouldn't have missed it for anything!
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:iconsturx:
Sturx Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Student General Artist
you where there too?
It was fun huh? :la:
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:iconsapphire911:
Sapphire911 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
It was great! I had a wonderful time! :D
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:icondvandemon:
Dvandemon Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I SSSSSOOOOOOOOO WISH I WAS THERE!!!
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:iconthecarefree:
thecarefree Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Student General Artist
Oh my god, I wish I could attend!

But I'm from Brunei Darussalam, and my country's faaar away from America. )':

it looks so awesome! /wants to go there someday
Do remind me again when I get to travel around the world ;D
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:iconsamantha-d:
samantha-d Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
Yeah I agree with TanukiTagawa... hope we, brazilians, can get organised and get together for a party XD
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:icontanukitagawa:
TanukiTagawa Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
my best wishes for you! :w00t: Now,I will cheering to the DAs party arrive on Brazil someday. :fingerscrossed:
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:iconandrewtophotography:
AndrewToPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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:iconmelisap:
MelisaP Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
:floating:
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:icondeviantdomokun:
deviantdomokun Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
woot!
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:iconcrystalice96:
crystalice96 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
Curses.... it's only a little bit more than an hour drive away and I couldn't go cause everyone was busy and I'm too young to drive. ;-; I hope you guys have another B-day bash soon! ;-;
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:iconlightstarisawesome:
lightstarisawesome Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010   Digital Artist
next devaintart birthday bash should be in Indiana!
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:iconlizziemuder:
LizzieMuder Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Student Photographer
No! Chicago! :P
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:iconlightstarisawesome:
lightstarisawesome Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010   Digital Artist
yeah!
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:icontfdarkwolfy:
TFDarkWolfy Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
Oh, interesting.
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:iconjey02:
jey02 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
omg i wish i was there ! :((
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:iconglor14monik4:
glor14monik4 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hell crap, why should I live in Asia? I can't afford to come over...But anyways, even though I'm only a year in here, this is one of the greatest community I'm ever in!
Wish dA prosperity and good luck in the coming years!
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:iconxxxhankoutadaxxx:
xxXhankoUTADAXxx Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
VIRTUAL 10 hits! *boom boom pow* luv u guys have a gud one!
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:iconzouje:
Zouje Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
THERE WAS A LIVE STREAM? FFFF WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE TO KNOW

It's too bad I didn't I didn't go. I'm up in Oregon, what's a state?
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:iconlizziemuder:
LizzieMuder Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Student Photographer
IA.
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:iconlkbphoto:
LKBphoto Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
AGREED!
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:iconcri-kee:
Cri-Kee Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:dalove:
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:icongothlollipoe:
gothlollipoe Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
aww how about Philippines??? XDDD
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:iconprofesstional2b:
professtional2b Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha ha. Acctual lamas. :rofl:
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:icongenny-raskin:
Genny-Raskin Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
Happy birthday DA
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:icontomoyoxchan:
ToMoYoxChAn Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
:D I wish I went! But oh well. D:
But here's to another successful 10 years! CHEERS! XD
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:iconcardesigns:
CarDesigns Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks like fun! Too bad I couldn't make it :(
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:iconfrankgo:
FrankGo Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Soooo fuuuunn....
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:iconcrysenley:
Crysenley Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like it was very fun.:D
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:iconjinsfrend:
jinsfrend Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
Ja alles gute zum 10 Jährigen.
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