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

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.

Man of 
La Mancha

Allison Narver combines epic political theatre and comic opera in a contemporary take on a classic story.

Mayor’s Arts Awards: Finalists Announced

Find out who's on the short list for outstanding contributions to Seattle's creativity and culture.
Editor's Note


"Nothing can help us move through this painful, tumultuous time more than understanding where we come from and what we’ve inherited."
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Prism of Truth

Everything is political.

Cherdonna Shinatra Takes a Leap

In ‘Clock That Mug or Dusted,’ Cherdonna creator Jody Kuehner pushes the boundaries of her movement-based performance art to their outer limits.
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Minor Miracles

In the making of magazines, sometimes serendipity steps in.