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. 
 

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Editor's Note

Editor’s Note

With cold, rainy days still lurking in the local forecast, it may seem as though all hope is lost and summer has disappeared from this town forever. But no! The long days of our sweetest – and shortest – season are already underway and before you...
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Support for the arts is not a broken promise

All this talk about broken promises has the sophistication of a second-grader. Today The Seattle Times op-ed page argued the too-popular notion that King County stadium taxes should expire in 2012 as "promised," killing off 4Culture, among other...
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Editor’s Note

An issue of identity. Read now in our Seattle edition.
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Editor’s Note

An issue of identity. Read now in our Seattle edition.
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In Store: Pie Guy

One local baker will come right to your door “Trying times call for comforting measures,” says Chris Porter, the baking businessman behind A La Mode Pies. Give him 24-hour notice and he’ll deliver one of his comforting creations straight to...
Editor's Note

Editor’s Note

An Issue of Identity I am on a constant quest to understand the creative character of this town, to figure out our fundamental ethos, to chase down the cutting edge and hold the zeitgeist in my hands. As if I could ever find it! Nonetheless, my...
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A Movie with Seattle Roots Comes to SIFF

Q&A with The Off Hours’ writer/director Megan Griffiths. Read now in our Seattle edition.
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A Movie with Seattle Roots Comes to SIFF

Q&A with The Off Hours’ Megan Griffiths Photography by Jason Ganwich Megan Griffiths wrote and directed The Off Hours, a feature film shot in Seattle last year and premiered at Sundance in February. Starring indie It girl Amy Seimetz, it tells...
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This Thursday Art Walk Awards returns bigger and better

Join City Arts this Thursday at FRED Wildlife Refuge on Capitol Hill for the year's first quarterly Art Walk Awards—and help choose the winner! The awards party will bring together people from art walks around the city to celebrate six finalists,...
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Style Profile: Throwback Couture

If you spot a guy in Seattle wearing a very polished retro suit, odds are good it was designed by Chris Jones, a local entrepreneur and fashionista with a serious penchant for the styles of ’60s and ’70s rock stars. (Read this story now in our...
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In Store: Under the Radar

Where a salon is also an arts space. (Read this story now in our Seattle edition.)
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Style Profile: Throwback Couture

If you spot a guy in Seattle wearing a very polished retro suit, odds are good it was designed by Chris Jones, a local entrepreneur and fashionista with a serious penchant for the styles of ’60s and ’70s rock stars. (Read this story now in our...