Welcome to our BIG list of arts and cultural events happening in the NSW Central West gathered from artists, event producers, great local venues and groups across the region.

This is a busy artistic region. There’s usually more than 2000 arts and heritage events happeing in the region each year. Of course, 2020 looks a little different but the events are slowly returning where possible.

NEW: HAPPENING ONLINE. We’ve added a new category for workshops, exhibitions, virutal tours and activities that are now happening ONLINE. Click here for the listings

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Call for entries closes: Arts Revival Festival

Fri September 25

The Parkes Shire Arts Advisory Council and Parkes M&D Society are planning an Arts Revival Festival  in December 2020. Revival seems like the perfect theme for the festival – an opportunity to revive, celebrate and foster artistic activity in our local community and use the arts to inspire and uplift people in these troubled times.

As part of the festival an art exhibition will be held from 14 December 2020  to 26 January 2021 in the Coventry Room and we invite all artists, photographers, potters, sculptors and creators to contribute a piece to the exhibition. All works are to focus on the theme of Revival and expressions of interest in exhibiting are required by 25 September to margotjolly@bigpond.com or phone Margot on 0423938145.

Arts Revival Festival Exhibition flyer

We are also pleased to announce that Ted Lewis will be the guest artist and a number of workshops, performances and an arts and crafts market will also be part of the festival.


Fri September 25
Event Category:


Parkes Shire Council
Mrs Kelly Hendry, Destination Development Manager, Parkes Shire Council (Days of work : Monday‐Wednesday) 6861 2333 or kelly.hendry@parkes.nsw.gov.au


Parkes region and villages
Visual arts, Photography, Textiles

The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West. These events are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Many events listed here have been originally shared by the organisers on social media.  Whilst all care is taken – and accuracy is our priority – we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. Contact the event organisers listed for more details or to book tickets.

To contribute an event email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

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