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

Got an event to add? Email us artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

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July School Holiday Activity Packs

Mon July 6 - Wed July 29

Build cities with us and dip into history and heritage too this school holidays. Central West Libraries is offering take home Rock, Paper, City Craft and Activity Packs to stimulate creative minds featuring:


2 main activities:

  • Rock, Paper, City – cardboard City Project. Children can don their architect’s hats and design either their own house, or other buildings, vehicles and neighboured adornments for a cardboard version of their town that will be on display, and grow as the entries come in. There will be several levels of difficulty involved in the construction of these buildings and structural pieces, so the activity will be applicable to a wide range of ages. We are hoping to talk about the concept of a child’s identity within their community, and how we all have a special place in our town. We are also encouraging them to get creative, and let their imaginations run wild, with possible town improvements such as “make a unicorn stable, a slip n slide, or a giant jumping castle”. Some crafty goodness is included in the pack for building embellishments and decorations.
  • Lego Challenge: Central West Iconic Buildings. Wherever you live in the Central West, you will find iconic buildings. They may be historic or modern. They can all be created in Lego. We challenge you to recreate Central West iconic buildings in Lego. Take photos of the original building and the Lego version. Submit them together via email to library@cwl.nsw.gov.au and go into the prize draw.

Children have until Wednesday 29 July to submit their entries to any of our competitions, and winners will be drawn on Saturday 1 August.

To reserve a Rock, Paper, City Craft and Activity Pack, please book through Eventbrite and choose to collect from your local library. Be prepared to be challenged and have fun.


Mon July 6
Wed July 29
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Central West Libraries
147 Byng St
ORANGE, NSW 2800 Australia
02 6393 8132


Orange City Library
02 6393 8132



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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