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

These regionally made pottery pieces are practical, handy—and beautiful

A new book offers illustrated itineraries and offbeat attractions for taking a West Coast road trip

'A lot of women—a lot of people—have a hard time saying no. Saying no is often seen as bad, disappointing, inconvenient'

Seattle's The Seagull Project cast at ACT Theater

In its rigorous approach to Chekhov, The Seagull Project applies the work of the famous Russian playwright and physician as a salve for modern times

5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle production of Rock of Ages

With its cast of local rockers and a club on the line, 'Rock of Ages' hits home

The new gallery shows off the otherworldly food photography of Nathan Myhrvold

Download these new, locally developed apps that offer tools to help fashionistas, parents and diners

Cornish College of the Arts grad Anthony White

A young Seattle artist’s provocative portraits sift through the layers of consumer culture, attracting the attention of some of the city’s art luminaries