Gwendolyn Elliott

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Gwendolyn Elliott is Seattle magazine's senior editor. With a passion for music and a liberal arts degree, she started her career in journalism as a music blogger in the early aughts. She is the former music editor of Seattle Weekly, the former content manager of ARTISTdirect and has contributed to various blogs, journals, magazines and newspapers over the years. 

A New York state native, Gwen has lived in Seattle for over a decade and loves learning about her adopted hometown. Among the stories on, you'll find interviews with innovators like David Byrne and winemakers like Charles Smith, along with other pieces exploring the various corners of Seattle's arts and culture scene.  

Gwen and her husband Toby live in White Center with their beloved pets and ever-expanding vinyl collection. She misses things like album liner notes and paper concert tickets, loves animals and vegetarian cooking and occasionally tweets about such things at @ellidruff.


contributed articles

The DIY spirit of Seattle’s scrappy little sister—along with its affordability—is creating a buzzworthy art scene populated, in part, by displaced Seattle artists

An anonymous Seattle artist tells the story of our city at ground level

The city’s iconic landmark debuts a new, see-through experience, with more changes to come

The Nordic Museum’s new home is a stunning architectural showpiece where everyone can be Nordic for a day

The Savioke robot takes itself to and from the elevator at the new Embassy Suites in Pioneer Square

After a decade’s worth of planning, one of the city’s most beloved cultural institutions has a new HQ

Seattle Celebrates Shakespeare honors the world’s most famous dramatist with concerts, plays, musicals and more

In this season of new beginnings, the city’s art scene is flush with change. Here’s a who’s who—and a who’s where—in the arts this spring