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 Great Hunger

This weekend at On the Boards, Jessica Jobaris and General Magic present a new evening-length work about finding the beauty in loneliness.
Editor's Note

Set the Stage

A shift in social consciousness is inspiring creatives to make multitudes of new work.

On Script

'Alyssa Explains it All' is "a sci-fi comedy talk show-within-a-show," and it's a hit.
Editor's Note

Be the Bridge

The attempt to divide us has failed. People are coming together more now than ever.
Editor's Note

Hope Isn’t Lost

This year's Future List features 10 local artists full of insight and nerve.
Editor's Note

Welcome Our New Crew!

Meet the newest additions to our editorial team.
Editor's Note

The Art of Giving

Throughout history, artists have been allied with political resistance.
Editor's Note

A Wish Come True

Can culture and community stem the forces of gentrification in our growing city?
Style Profile

Goddess Phase

Toyia Taylor is warrior, 
queen and B-girl 
all in one.
Editor's Note

Goodbye Blues

Being an incubator is great. But how can we retain our talent?
Editor's Note

Out of the Darkness

The curtain can’t rise on this season soon enough.