The 52nd Annual National Summer Show opens Saturday, July 8 2017, from 6 – 9 p.m. and runs through August 19. The annual juried exhibition features art from around the country. A total of 170 artists entered 456 works with 34 works selected by juror Bill Fagaly. Artist's awards will be presented at 7 p.m. during the opening reception. A variety of media will be represented in the 52nd Annual National Juried Artists Show. Work was submitted in media from fabric to photography, oil and acrylic, watercolor and sculptures, including an intricately carved fan made of hand- pierced sterling silver. This year's juror is William Fagaly, the Curator Emeritus for the New Orleans Museum of Art and the museum's former Francoise Billion Richardson, Curator of African Art (retired), who stated that “from my conscientious and careful deliberations, the resulting show is a grouping of works I found most compelling, the most accomplished, the most original & the best crafted. I hope the exhibition gives its viewers as much pleasure as it has me.” The exhibition ends on August 19 with a closing reception from 6-9 p.m. Featuring conversations with the artists. Admission to the receptions and gallery is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the St. Tammany Art Association at 985-892-8650. The mission of STAA is to provide quality programming and cultural enrichment to the community, to support established artists, promote emerging artists, and produce educational arts related activities for adults and children, and in doing so, enhance life in St. Tammany Parish. The Summer Show coincides with Second Saturday Art Walk, with other galleries opening for the evening. Enjoy fine dining or casual family atmospheres, see some local art, and catch the nightlife after hours. Other Covington Events This Week Playmakers' opens Saturday Night Fever, Our Place Studio hosts Saturday Night Flight, the St. Tammany Library Covington Branch hosts two events, Square Foot Gardening @ 10 a.m. On Thursday, July 6, And Oils Are Essential: Wellness Through Essential Oils @ 6 p.m. On Tuesday, July 11. The Covington Traffic Calming and Connectivity Plan Open House is rescheduled for Monday, July 10, 2017, 6 – 7 p.m. At the Covington City Council Chambers.