Dunedoo became the culture capital of the central west last night with the opening of the Art Unlimited exhibition.
The event has been running for seven consecutive years and has gained positive acclaim for its high-quality art.
This year's event attracted more than 400 entrants over three fields: hanging art, photography and ceramics.
Event manager Penny Steven said the exhibition had a wide range of art including abstract, contemporary and traditional.
"There are beautiful ceramics from some of Australia's leading potters and exciting expressions in photography. It's a very ambitious event to put together," she said.
Arts Unlimited committee member Marianne Deutscher said the event was such a fun night out for such a small town.
"A lot of the artists from out of town stay for the weekend to see the pieces and attend the opening night," she said.
"The locals also take the opportunity for a night out to get dressed up."
Ms Deutscher said tickets to attend the opening sold out weeks in advance.
"We had to stop selling tickets when we reached the 300 mark," she said.
Entrants have come from throughout Australia to show their work including Sydney and the Blue Mountains. It was a local affair with the event being catered for by Dunedoo Central School hospitality students with fine food and award-winning wine from Robert Stein Winery of Mudgee.
One of the most exciting things of Art Unlimited was the vision on which it was built.
The Pro Hart Prize for Hanging Art, donated by Pro Hart's widow Raylee Hart, honours her late husband's philosophy of making art more accessible to people in regional areas.