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.
It's free to submit your local events. (Use the 'Submit' option under the 'Whats On' menu at the top of the page).
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.


Peak Arts Connect Workshops

Peak Hill Leisure Centre Peak Hill, NSW

Presented by the Peak Hill Leisure Arts & Craft Council Peak Arts Connect Workshops is a funded initiative under the NSW Government's Reconnecting Regional NSW program.
All events are free but registration is required.


Play with Forbes Town Band

Forbes Town Band Hall 165 Rankin Street (opposite Bernardi's), Forbes, NSW

Can you play an instrument? Are you a bit rusty? Join the band!


Art Workshop

The Little Art Nook 190 Anson Street, Orange, NSW

The Little Art Nook runs Workshops each week on Tuesday and Friday focusing on a new craft each time

Create Connects: 22/23 Arts & Cultural Funding Program (Round 2) Information Session

Mudgee Arts Precinct Market St, Mudgee, NSW

Are you a NSW artist, group or arts and cultural organisation? Are you considering applying for Round Two of the Arts and Cultural Funding Program, opening 6 December 2022? This includes Creative Koori Projects Funding, Project Funding for Individuals and Organisations and Organisation Annual Program Funding.


Argentine Tango Lessons

Cowra Cowra, NSW

Would you like to learn how to dance the Argentine Tango, come and try a lesson, now every Wednesday at 6.30pm.


Theatre Sports

CWA Hall Bathurst 172 Russell Street, BATHURST, NSW

Theatre Sports are back again this week! Come along to have some fun and make friends.
Every Wednesday evening.


Page Turners – Teen Book Club

Mudgee Library 64 Market St, Mudgee, NSW

Each month we'll discuss a selected Young Adult book, as well as other titles you've been reading lately.



POP Up Art Orange shop 15/9 Telopea Way, Orange, NSW

PAINT 4 EUGOWRA , on Thursday December 8. Brush and Giggle have partnered with some very generous local businesses, some who have been impacted by the flooding themselves, and have donated time and goods to make this a memorable night, and raise much needed funds for the ECCC.


Art Hints, Tips and Techniques

Lee Street Hall. Kelso 7 Lee Street, KELSO, NSW

Come and learn some very useful and fun techniques in this small group setting.



Kandos Library Angus Ave, Kandos, NSW

Come along to an afternoon of various crafting activities.
New and funky, or old school and traditional, each session includes something for everyone. All materials are supplied. Held at Kandos Library on the second Tuesday of each month.


Inklings – Kids Book Club – Orange City Library

Orange City Library 147 Byng Street, Civic Precinct, Orange, NSW

Activities, discussion and afternoon tea await you at our gathering, where you can borrow the next book and meet other keen readers.


The Dino-Store

Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, Bathurst 224 Howick St, Bathurst, NSW

So, you want a pet dinosaur? The Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum’s latest exhibition is a dinosaur pet shop with answers to all the important dino-pet concerns.

Tabletop War Gaming

The Neighbourhood Centre (Bathurst) 96 Russell Street, Bathurst, NSW

Join us for table-top war games where you can play a number of battle scenarios from the American Civil War / WWII – Desert warfare / WWII – European eastern or western front and WWII – Jungle warfare.

Wheel Based Pottery 8 Week Program – with Potter Anthony Brink

Lithgow Valley Colliery and Pottery Site Lithgow, NSW

The Old Lithgow Pottery has been known for its pottery since the 1800s, and with this hands-on class you’ll enjoy an introduction to traditional wheel based clay work. Join local artisan Anthony Brinks in this historical workshop learn how to work raw clay, fire, and glaze your own work.

Showground Sketches: Intergenerational drawing workshop

Orange Showground Leeds Parade, Orange, NSW

Join illustrator Alexander Barnes-Keoghan for a unique intergenerational drawing workshop at the Orange Showgrounds

For six weeks in 1941, around 400 German and Austrian men fleeing persecution in Nazi Germany known as the Dunera boys were interned at the Orange Showgrounds. While there, many drew and painted their experiences using the limited materials they had available.


Homemade Pizza Workshop

The Neighbourhood Centre (Bathurst) 96 Russell Street, Bathurst, NSW

Learn how to make your own pizza dough and harvest from our garden to create a delicious, nutritious lunch.

Bag Your Own Workshop

The Neighbourhood Centre (Bathurst) 96 Russell Street, Bathurst, NSW

Bag Your Own Workshop!!
Decorate your own tote bag!


A License to Print Money

Orange Regional Museum 151 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

Join us this school holidays to discover the ingenuity and creativity of people under pressure

Difficult times often bring out the creativity in many people. For the Dunera boys, their internment in regional Australia encouraged a wave of art-making, social organisation and even printing their own money to use in their camps.



Brilliant Brushes Workshop

Signature Framing 1B Wolgan St, Portland, NSW

If you haven't spent your creative kids vouchers yet, this will be super fun and as a bonus we can keep our money local!


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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