Leah Baltus is the editor in chief of City Arts magazine. In previous incarnations of her arts existence, she founded and edited RIVET magazine, co-founded Shunpike and consulted with dozens of organizations that make Seattle interesting as brand and editorial director at Pyramid Communications. As a staunch believer that all ships really do rise, Leah is determined to bring together artists and audiences from disciplines of all kinds. 

Recent Articles

Editor's Note

And Now, We Turn the Page

This month marks the last issue of City Arts produced under the umbrella of Encore Media Group before we set sail into our independent future.
Editor's Note

The Big Moment

A view into our annual Best New Music issue with the 10 artist making waves around Seattle and the changing tides of arts media with The NEW City Arts.
Editor's Note

A Big Change is Coming

In the weeks ahead, we’ll unveil our vision and plans for City Arts 2.0 and invite you to be a part of it, along with your neighbors and friends, colleagues and family, bandmates and castmates. So keep your eyes peeled for a big announcement coming April 5.

Black Bois

Choreographer Dani Tirrell searches for healing.
Editor's Note

A Gust of Fresh Air

Abstract or narrative, quiet or loud, comedic or dramatic, the shows going up on local stages between now and Memorial Day are awash in vision and invention.

A Community Poetry Project Dedicated to Radical Self Love

Artists and public art administrators Elisheba Johnson and Kristen Ramirez turned Valentine’s Day on its ear.
Editor's Note

Modern Magic

Amanda Manitach discusses the artistry, culture and craft of witch culture with Bir Luna and Jonathan Zwickel beas witness to the power of Ambisonic from DXARTS.
Editor's Note

Well of Hope

Now in its sixth year, the Future List is about celebrating artists who are manifesting their powers and emerging at the vanguard of our creative community.
Editor's Note

Our Gift to You

In this December issue, City Arts carries on two of our favorite annual traditions.

Jennifer Zeyl Is Intiman’s Next Artistic Director

The accomplished scenic designer, curator and director talks about her new gig and her vision for Intiman's future.