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


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.
Editor's Note

The Monsters Under the Bed

Turning away from the negative can sometimes have negative consequences, so this month we’re wrestling with a scary predicament that, as yet, has no solution.

Meet the Mayor’s Arts Award Winners: Assunta Ng

The founder of the Seattle Chinese Post was recognized as a cultural ambassador.
Photo Album

The 2017 Mayor’s Arts Awards

The arts community celebrated this year's inspiring nominees and recipients on Thursday afternoon at Seattle Center.

Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba

A performance of the island nation’s many dance styles

On the Small Screen

HBO’s 'Room 104' features the work of two Seattle filmmakers.
Editor's Note

Becoming Whole

The phrase “arts and culture” gets tossed around a lot—and usually the emphasis is on the arts part, while the culture part hovers amorphously in the background.