A 'Red Hat' is the central theme for the major Textures of One exhibition showcasing art, craft and demonstrations at the Blayney Shire Community Centre on Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22.
Artists from across the central west are invited to produce work around the theme of a red hat motif and exhibit their work for the competition.
Councillor Scott Ferguson, Mayor, Blayney Shire Council, said the Textures of One exhibition is an extremely unique event that brings together artists and their work from across the Shire.
"It is a perfect opportunity for the community and for visitors to the exhibition to also become a participant in the workshop demonstrations," Cr Ferguson said.
"Increasing creative art space and exhibitions in the Blayney Shire brings the community together and contributes many interesting events and opportunities to the overall creative culture of the region.
"The Textures of One team has created a fun and artistic event with the use of a red hat as the central theme."
In addition to the exhibition, red hats will feature alongside the road between Millthorpe and Blayney as part of an outside art feature to draw people to the exhibition.
"The community appreciate novelty ideas and creative events and we have a community centre that now offers all the equipment and necessary needs to allow these events to happen," Cr Ferguson said.
"The Blayney Shire region is a hub of creative people wishing to display their work and events such as the Textures of One Exhibition allows them to be part of the artistic community and be rewarded for their work.
"We appreciate and support the work from Cecily Waters and Kerryn Hughes as part of the team to pull together this great event for the community."
The exhibition is proudly sponsored by the Dean Mobbs Gallery in Bathurst and through this sponsorship there are major prizes on offer for each category - Art, Textile and Decorative.
The exhibition's official opening is on Friday, March 20 at 7pm.