The frisson of creativity was already palpable, as was their love of their dogs
The designers of this year’s Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons showhouse posed with dogs and items from their rooms on the stairs of ARF’s Thrift and Treasure Shop in Sagaponack on Friday, above. Charlie, Jack Deamer’s poodle, below, presided over her master’s Toile Hall space, still in progress.
Melanie Roy’s home office, above, and Richard Mishaan’s room, below, which reminded him of a Parisian flea market, were the only two rooms that were all but complete.

Local Art News
Grace Hartigan will be part of a group show celebrating the history of the East End art colony at the new M&M Fine Art in Southampton. Below, “Magical Realism — Shimon Okshteyn” is the season opener at Janet Lehr Fine Arts in East Hampton.

At The LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton

Jack Canfora's play will have its world premiere at Bay Street Theater
Jeffrey Bean, Mark Blum, and Vince Nappo rehearsed scenes in New York City for “Fellow Travelers,” which opens on Tuesday at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.

The multitasking institution will offer plenty to keep us busy through Labor Day
Tiler Peck, Sara Mearns, and Brittany Pollack in Jerome Robbins’s “Dances at a Gathering” Paul Kolnik

Opening at the Southampton Arts Center on Saturday

At the East Hampton Presbyterian Church’s Session House
Gil Gutierrez

“Salvation,” a fully staged, contemporary musical theater piece
In “Rex,” Hadley Rouse and Matthew Boyd play a vegetarian couple at odds over whether to eat a pheasant she has killed with his Mercedes. Kevin Jeffers

"Florilegium" at Madoo
Robert Dash’s 2000 “Florilegium” series of oil paintings include “Untitled (4),” above in detail, and, below, “Untitled (6).” Gary Mamay Photos