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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Art Exhibition

Seven Valleys Tourist Info Centre 1137 Great Western Hwy, Lithgow, NSW, Australia

A new exhibition showcasing a selection from Lithgow City Council’s art collection will be open to the public to enjoy for free at the Seven Valleys Visitors Information Centre gallery from Saturday 1 July 2023.

The exhibition reveals some hidden gems from Council’s art and ceramics collection, acquired or donated to Council over the past 50 years.


Electric and Acoustic Guitar tips

Union Theatre, Lithgow 67 Bridge Street, Lithgow, NSW, Australia

22 July : Learn how to set up your hard-tail guitar or grab some new tricks.

23 July : Learn how to set up your acoustic guitar, change the strings and make it play new.

Open Mic Night

Club Lithgow - Lithgow City Bowling Club 2C Lithgow St, Lithgow, NSW, Australia

Hosted by Bob Suttor and Glenda Phipps from Ridgy Didge

Selections: Highlights of LCC Acquisitive Art Collection

Eskbank House Museum Corner Inch & Bennett Street, Lithgow, NSW, Australia

Eskbank House Museum has Lithgow City Council Artworks on display.

As an addition to this Eskbank has brought more art works out of storage for the community to enjoy.

The Union Theatre Performances

Union Theatre, Lithgow 67 Bridge Street, Lithgow, NSW, Australia

11:30 am - 2:30pm - Acoustic guitar; Round 2 - Steven "the luthier" Wright is back for those that missed out.

11:30 am - Songwriting - 20 years of songcraft comes to you from the heart and soul of Abby Smith.

3:00 pm - Performance by Hollow Point

Kavorka Live

The 7 Valleys 130 Main Street, Lithgow, NSW, Australia

Get ready to be over stimulated by live music provided by Kavorka! This group always deliver an engaging, high-energy rock, pop and metal performance like no other!

Kavorka are self-described as the ultimate party band who thrive on crowd interaction and participation, so be prepared to get amongst the action!


What’s in Your Backyard – Seven Valleys Locals Day

An event especially for Seven Valleys locals, come and rediscover our magnificent home region.

Show your proof of residence in the Lithgow City Council area and you will receive discounts and free entry to participating attractions.


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

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