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About City Arts

City Arts is a platform for arts and culture in the Seattle area. We produce a monthly print magazine as well as regular online content and a suite of events—all of which are designed to support and the local creative ecosystem. By telling the stories of this place, we help the community to better know itself and share our culture with the world.

Our writers and photographers are committed to reporting on the grassroots. We seek out and highlight people making compelling work—not just the established artists and thinkers, but also the ones who’ve never been covered in the media before. We offer professional criticism rooted in a deep knowledge of craft. And we build bridges among the many active creative disciplines and genres, using our platform as a place to convene artists and audiences of all stripes—from fine art to street art, garages to proscenium stages. Every day we paint a portrait of the community as a complex whole, a living organism.

Founded in Tacoma in 2006, City Arts began as a product of Encore Media Group, a family-owned, Northwest-based custom publishing company. Encore published the magazine until June 2018, when City Arts became an independent social purpose company, with support from 530 Founding Members.


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EDITOR IN CHIEF Leah Baltus
PUBLISHER & CEO Andy Fife

ART DIRECTOR Dan Paulus
SENIOR EDITORS Gemma Wilson, Jonathan Zwickel
VISUAL ARTS EDITOR Amanda Manitach
COPY EDITOR Rachel Shimp

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS Chanel Reynolds
DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT / MEMBER LIAISON 
Barry Johnson
EVENTS MANAGER Ryan Devlin

Advertising & Distribution
In partnership with Encore Media Group

PRESIDENT Paul Heppner
SALES DIRECTOR Mike Hathaway
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES Joey Chapman, Ann Manning, Brieanna Bright
SALES COORDINATOR Carol Yip
CUSTOMER SERVICE Ciara Caya
ACCOUNTING Genay Genereux