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.

It’s free to submit your local events

For maps and details of museums, galleries, artist studios, historic sites, Aboriginal experiences and sites, craft shops, handmade retail outlets or public art go to the Culture Maps Central NSW menu.

Naidoc Art Exhibition

Oberon Library Oberon, NSW, Australia

Celebrate the Aboriginal artists from around our region. Exhibition on display at the Oberon Library. 

Opportunity to purchase unique and original artworks.


Book Week at Oberon Library

Oberon Library Oberon, NSW, Australia

Book week tree : Come decorate the book week tree - 1st -31st August 2023

Storytime : Featuring stories from the 2023 CBCA Book of the Year with a fun craft - 25 August 2023 

Storybox Library : Watch nominated titles being read by some of Australia's favourite authors and actors


Create a Scarf Competition & Exhibition

Oberon Library Oberon, NSW, Australia

The competition is open to residents, employees & schools in the Oberon Local Government area. Children aged 5-12 can enter the ‘Make a Snowflake’ competition, supported by a Library school holiday workshop on 7th July using wool, mixed fibres and paper to add to the winter holiday theme.

In the ‘Wrap with Love’ tradition you may also choose to create a hand-made scarf to be donated to nominated charities after the event.


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.

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