Amanda Manitach is the visual arts editor of City Arts magazine. She is also an artist and co-founder at The Factory, an art gallery and event space in Capitol Hill’s Pike/Pine corridor.

Recent Articles


Jazz Brown: Philosophical Painter

In the last year, Brown’s presence in Seattle has been vibrant and timely.
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A Heavy Dose of Rock ’n’ Roll

Naomi Rincon is drawn to strong, androgynous looks.

Eco-Surrealist Sanctuary Creatura House Opens on Capitol Hill

Kirsten Anderson's latest project aims is to make art accessible through home décor and reflect her background in both fine arts and environmental activism.
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Chelsea Gaddy’s Metalworking Wonderland

A visit to the metalsmith’s SoDo studio, where she designs and fabricates custom pieces with clean lines and crystalline geometries.

CoCA Celebrates Its Past, Reaches toward the Future

Center on Contemporary Art celebrates a 36-year legacy of giving artists a platform.
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Playful Punk

Isabel Von Der Ahe gives iconic looks an avant-garde twist.
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Keep It Interesting

“Live an interesting life and dress accordingly," says musician and attorney Kim West. "My wardrobe is where I get to indulge in all things silly and audacious.”

A Former Grocery Store Becomes an Art Space

The building languished for five years before artists and curators Janet Galore and Demi Raven stepped in to undertake a substantial facelift.

Eclectic Comfort

Isabella Du Graf carries on a family legacy of cool.

A Ridiculously Ambitious Art Space Rises in Tacoma

Peek inside new mega-art-space Alma Mater, slated to open early next year.

Mutiny in the Gallery

Young, casual and unerringly relevant, Treason Gallery reflects a growing, global perspective.
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Pop Statement

Randy Phillips likes funky and loud with a message.