Welcome to our 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. Use the contact or ticketing details listed with each event.

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Pencil Sketch @home mail out kit – Summer Holidays – Jan 2024

Mon 18 December 2023, - Tue 30 January 2024,

Can’t make it to one of our events! Then grab a mystery mail out kit for the summer holidays. Kits are limited.

Can’t make it to one of our in person activities these holidays?

Want something creative to keep you busy in the summer holidays?

Why not try your hand at sketching, let us send you some materials and ides to get you started.

Limited to one kit per person of either the pencil or watercolour kit.

Terms and Conditions

    • Participants (aged 12-24) must reside, work, or study within the Mid-Western Regional Council area.
    • Materials will be mailed out on a weekly basis; there may be unavoidable delays in participants receiving the material pack.
    • Participants will need to supply some of their materials and equipment such as scissors.
    • This activity is for those aged 12-24 only. For activities for younger people visit: mwrclibrary.eventbrite.com
    • Participants agree to email a photo of their creations to youth.services@midwestern.nsw.gov.au
    • Previous participants in school holiday mail-out kits who have not met the requirement to email a photo of their completed work/project, may have their ticket reallocated to someone on the wait-list or similar.
    • We cannot accommodate participants who have not made a booking in their own name.



Local government area
Mid-Western Region
Visual arts, Craft


The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

Event listings 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.

The best way to include your event is to use our SUBMIT HERE form (under the What’s On menu at the top of each page). These listings will be manually approved by the Arts OutWest team before publication.  Please allow a couple of days for listings to be published. If you have submitted an event and want to make changes just email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

Featured events‘ are those submitted directly online by presenters.

Event promotors are asked to only include their own original images / images that they have permission to use / copyright free stock images. For more information see our fact sheet on Using Images For Promoting Events (if you can’t see this link look under ‘Opportunities’ then ‘Resources’).