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.

Marang Connections Calendar of Free Events

Marang Connections is a free 12-month program aiming to increase resilience, wellbeing and social connections for disadvantaged and disengaged young people aged 8-16 years. Young people will be offered one workshop/session per month facilitated by professional and reputable organisations to promote marang (well/good - Wiradjuri) lifestyles and connections.

Woodworking Course

Molong Molong, NSW

How you can make a Windsor Stool.
Using traditional hand tools learn how to make a beautiful stool from green wood logs.

Creative Workshops for Adults

Kinross Wolaroi School, Orange 59-67 Bathurst Rd Locked Bag 4, Orange, NSW

Three exciting creative workshops for adults on Sunday 29 January: Embellished Felting with Penny Chandler, Gelli Plate Printing with Toni Bilton and Shibori Dyeing with Beck Wansey. Each workshop runs from 9am to 4pm with morning tea and lunch included.



Art Journeying Exhibition

Rosnay Organic, Canowindra 510 Rivers Road, Canowindra, NSW

Exhibition by Michelle McCormack "Art Journeying" opening Saturday 4th February at 6pm located at the Cellar Door Rosnay Organic Wines, Rivers Road Canowindra. A collection of Abstract mixed media artworks in residence.


Paint and Sip Workshop

Rosnay Organic, Canowindra 510 Rivers Road, Canowindra, NSW

Come along and enjoy learning to create an original abstract mixed media canvas painting, whilst painting and sip at Rosnay Organic Cellar Door.
This class is on the 4th of February from 1.30 – 5pm and will include all materials, delicious refreshments and a selected range of Rosnay Organic Beverages for you to delight in whilst painting away.


Introduction to Botanical Dyeing

The Weaving Studio 283 Norah Creek Road, Molong

An opportunity to explore the fascinating process of extracting colour from plants and using it for dyeing natural fibres such as raffia, cotton, wool and silk.


Let’s try Bellydance – by Zali

CSU Bathurst Campus Panorama Avenue, Bathurst, NSW

♦ Learn the basics of Middle Eastern dance
♦ All ages, fitness and experience levels welcome
♦ Experienced supportive teacher
♦ Inclusive fun workshops


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!

Herman Pekel Watercolour workshop

Bathurst Art Retreat 106 McIntosh Road, Freemantle, NSW

4 day en Pleinair watercolour workshop with Herman Pekel.


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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