Published annually in midsummer since 1985, Provincetown Arts focuses broadly on artists, performers, and writers who inhabit or visit the tip of Cape Cod, and seeks to stimulate creative activity and enhance public awareness of the cultural life of the nation’s oldest continuous artists colony. Drawing upon a century-long tradition rich in art, theater, and writing, Provincetown Arts publishes essays, fiction, interviews, journals, performance pieces, poetry, profiles, reporting, reviews, and visual features, with a view toward demonstrating that a community of artists, functioning outside the urban centers, is a utopian dream with an ongoing vitality.
Elizabeth Winston – Executive Director & Editor-In-Chief
Irene Lipton – Creative Director
Irene Lipton began designing the magazine in 2002. She is a painter, born in New York City to a family of artists and writers who summered in Provincetown. For seventeen years, she worked as a graphic designer for Book of the Month Club, and also designed books for Random House, McGraw Hill, and Time Warner, along with many design projects, including the renovation of Life Cafe in New York, featured in the Broadway play Rent. She received an MFA in painting from Hunter College in 1986. She was a Fellow in painting at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown for two years, 1988 and 2000. Her paintings have been exhibited widely; she had a major mid-career show at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum in 2007. Lipton was a founding owner of the artist-run gallery, artStrand, She shows her paintings at the Albert Merola Gallery in Provincetown. She has contributed greatly to the look and feel of our publications. She works out of her studio, located on a wooded acre in Truro.
Ingrid Aue – Advertising Director
Ingrid Aue joined the magazine in 2004. She has master’s degrees in sociology and German from Goethe University in Frankfurt, as well as a degree in graphic design from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She maintains a graphic design studio in Boston and creates many of the ads for the magazine.
Board of Directors
Richard Schneider, Jr.
Board of Advisors
Phillip H. Willkie