The Cardiff Collaborative Project will kick off its next venture, the Speaking in Colour Gallery community presentation, on Friday evening in Glendale.
Art from local community members will be open to the public. The presentation comes from locals who attended and contributed their creative skills at the recent Cardiff Community Festival.
The collaborative, made up of a number of initiatives, has been backed by local youth agencies since June 2018.
Those behind the project, with the support of funding from the NSW Department of Justice, have been providing opportunities for local community members and the youth in terms of positive interaction, skill development and planning for the future.
Program Coordinator Bradley Dunn, from Community Activities Lake Macquarie, believes the programs are showing some great results.
"We have harnessed the collective power of community to provide real opportunities," he said.
Invited guests include the Attorney-General Mark Speakman, Lake Macquarie mayor Kay Fraser, Lake Macquarie police commander, superintendent Danny Sullivan and Greg Piper MP.
This opportunity is one of the many presented to locals by Cardiff Collaborative Project. To show your support or to get involved in any of the collective's projects, head along to the free event from 5.30pm onwards.