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

In spite of growing pains and rising costs, Seattle showed its creative side with a number of contributions to the cultural scene

Wing Luke Museum Volunteer as Santa Claus

A longtime Chinatown-International District volunteer flourishes in a new, unexpected role

Seattle's Pacific Northwest Ballet set for The Nutcracker performance

The busts in the backdrop are actual historic figures associated with this timeless classic

Seattle comic book on sidekicks

Cartoonist Jon Morris’ new book assembles a motley crew of unfortunately named hero helpers

POLITICAL PARTY: Along with a self-portrait (second), Duazo's subjects are real Washingtonians involved in political causes, such as Kim Wyman (third), Washington Secretary of State.

The nonprofit arts organization commissioned more than 50 artworks from gender-nonconforming and female-identifying artists

The latest from the Seattle moviemaker examines our violent world through the experience of a teenage girl

Kji Kelly of Historic Seattle and Cynthia Brothers of Vanishing Seattle are holding their ground