ABOUT FIPAP

OUR MISSION

The mission of the Fire Island Pines Arts Project, a non profit organization, is to be integral to the creative life of our community and to aspire, though the production of accessible quality performing and fine arts events and activities, to reflect and encourage our community’s cultural vitality.

A HISTORY OF THE ARTS PROJECT

The Fire Island Pines Arts Project has a long history of promoting and highlighting the arts - both its enthusiasts and its practitioners. Sylvan Cole and David Baker founded FIPAP over 25 years ago offering musical revenues and shows which tapped into the wealth of artistic talent attracted to the pines. From that beginning FIPAP grew to produce and present an even greater variety of performing arts events and in 1985 introduced the first of its celebrated biennial art shows featuring local visual artists. The arts project’s range of events continued to grow to include live performances by renowned musicians, singers, and comedians, curated film exhibitions, and artist salons. FIPAP offers cooking classes taught by pines chefs and hosted its first arts and design show. FIPAP also has a proud record of supporting and contributing to other pines organizations and has been a key contributor to the building and furnishing of the Whyte Hall community center.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS - 2019-2020

Andre Almeida

Steven Alan Black (President)

George Entio

Laura Hartstein

Rob Innes

Judy Kingman

David Kneuss

Nicole LaFountaine

Nicholas Politis

Mark Ricigliano

Barbara Sahlman

Michael Savino

Jim Vandernoth

Lenny Vanella

Ariadne C. Villarreal

Mark Watson

JD Winston

Legacy Board Members

R. Scott Bromley

Lou Bullock

Richard Des Jardins

Gilbert Parker

David Ratcliffe

Albert Russo

Glen Wielgus

In Memoriam

David Baker

Sylvan Cole

Mary Cole

Jack Lichtenstein

Rita Lichtenstein

Tony LaRocco

Susan Willis

ABOUT FIPAP | Fire Island Pines Arts Project