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

This season, lean in and explore the resilient spirit of the arts

Seattle’s esteemed writing center opens its new, multimillion-dollar home this fall

A flowering new voice surfaces on Seattle’s soul scene

Scene designer Julia Hayes Welch has built sets that include a working kitchen, a bus stop and an island beach

The simple pleasures of sand and water attract day-trippers to Jetty Island near Everett

At her Slip Rabbit studio, ceramic artist Timea Tihanyi pursues the possibilities of 3-D printed pottery with the "Potterbot"

, , Courtesy of : PROVENANCE HOTELS , Courtesy of MoPop, Courtesy of MoPop, Photograph by Spencer Chappelle

How Sub Pop, a scrappy independent record label with the slogan ‘Going Out of Business Since 1988’ established the ‘Seattle sound,’ weathered the volatile music business and continues to make its mark on the city--30 years and counting