Here are some notable threads re: Arts & Crafts:
OotS Style Art/Fanart Showcase III
Iron Avatarist Hall of Fame -Warning Image Intensive!
Arts and Crafts Showcase
The Current Iron Avatarist Contest
Creative Writing Showcase
Avatar Adoption Center
Guide to Making Avatars with Adobe Illustrator
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If you have suggestions for additions to this list, please PM me.