Sounds like there are many who feel that Seattle has grown too big and expensive to remain an "artist friendly" city. Of course, those friendly artists are all moving to Portland so we Portland-er-ites should think before expressing any self congratulatory sentiment.
It just may raise your rent.
-jazz cat note: this debate does not effect you. no audience = no scene = no worries. back to the woodshed!
-cynical blogger note: there are too many "artists" here already. Please send musicians...