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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Plinth Show: Diane Donohue

Grenfell Visitor Information Centre 88 Main Street, Grenfell, NSW, Australia

Daily throughout June 2024, Grenfell. Three paintings by Diane Donohue, an emerging artist from Grenfell. Arts OutWest’s Plinth Show will highlight a different artist, with their work displayed on portable plinths, at a different visitor information centre around the Central West each month for 12 months. Forbes is the first exhibition. Diane Donohue is a Grenfell local who has discovered painting later in life.

Event Series Brewing Ballads Tarana

Brewing Ballads Tarana

Tarana Hotel Main Street, Tarana, Australia

TARANA Friday 12 July 2024.  Join us for storytelling and songwriting workshops in July & August! Your stories will then be transformed into a musical snapshot of the region.
Hosted by Rural Adversity Mental Health Program – RAMHP.
RAMHP are thrilled to be working with Abby Smith from Smith & Jones and Arts Outwest on this special project, designed to improve wellbeing and foster social connections through creativity.

Save the Date: Art of Work Regional Showcase and Forum

Orange Cultural Precinct Byng St, Orange, NSW

Regional Arts NSW is inviting both individuals and organisations connected or interested in regional arts in NSW to attend our Forum in November this year in Orange, to participate in a conversation about what Regional Arts is and could become in NSW.
The event will also be a showcase of over 60 women running creative businesses in regional NSW who have been part of our Work of Art project (funded by Women NSW).
More information to follow, but for now, save the date!


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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