About City Arts

City Arts digs into Seattle’s creative community to provide readers with a deep understanding of arts and culture in our region. Inspired by local artists and creatives, we seek out collaboration and innovation, shining a light on the people behind music, dance, theatre, comedy, film, visual art, food, fashion and literature. City Arts produces a monthly print magazine, daily digital content and events, as well as host lively conversation among our community online and in real life.

Founded in Tacoma in 2006, City Arts magazine began as a publication product of Encore Media Group, a family-owned, Northwest-based publishing company that has produced arts programs, travel guides and custom projects for more than 45 years.



Leah Baltus


Andy Fife

Senior Editors

Gemma Wilson
Jonathan Zwickel

Visual Arts Editor

Amanda Manitach

Associate Digital Editor

Barry Johnson

Copy Editor

Rachel Shimp

Art Director

Dan Paulus

Graphic Designer

Shaun Swick

Advertising & Marketing

Sales Director

Mike Hathaway

Marketing Manager

Sara Keats

Account Executives

Joey Chapman, Ann Manning, Brieanna Bright

Sales Coordinator

Carol Yip

Events Manager

Ryan Devlin

Customer Service

Ciara Caya

Encore Media Group


Paul Heppner

Vice President

Mike Hathaway

Production Manager

Susan Peterson

Associate Designers

Robin Kessler, Ana Alvira, Stevie Van Bronkhorst


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