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Tuesday May 21st – Opening Hours 10am – 4pm

What's on in May use the arrows to scroll through the current events

Hawke's Bay Art Review Gala Opening

Join us to celebrate!

May 31st – May 31st

The CAN Etching Press

Press for hire in the CAN workshop

May 13th – Dec 31st

Life Drawing at the CAN

With Emily Armstrong of The Pencil Room 

May 13th – Jun 24th

Linda Rawlings

Recent Works in Oils

May 3rd – May 31st

CAN Japanese Festival

Join us to celebrate!

May 3rd – May 31st

City Treasures from Japan

An Exhibition of NCC Napier Japanese Treasures

May 3rd – May 30th

Japanese Kimono by Chieko

A hand-embroidered kimono collection

May 10th – May 23rd

The Art of Sushi Making with Izumi Edmonds

A CAN Japanese Festival Workshop

May 25th – May 25th

Linocut Printmaking Weekly Evening Classes

For beginners and mixed abilities

May 2nd – Jun 20th

Well Travelled

A collection of fine art prints

May 1st – May 31st

Hawke's Bay Art Review

The 2019 Hawke's Bay Regional Exhibition and Award

May 31st – Jun 27th

Sybille Schlumbom

Japanese Woodcuts

May 1st – May 31st

'CAN Sew' Evening Classes Term 2

Beginners and mixed ability sewing classes

May 1st – Jun 19th

Let us help with Creative Funding!

Assistance available here

Jun 20th – Dec 31st


Show your work in our beautiful galleries

Mar 5th – Dec 31st

Painting with Helen Dynes

Weekly Mixed Media classes

Dec 4th – Dec 17th

Live Poetry Open Mic Night

Read or listen to Poetry

Feb 4th – Dec 2nd

Like to book a space?

We have four flexible gallery spaces to choose from for your exhibition, event, workshop or meeting.

Our workshop area is ideal for evening classes or workshops. Learn something new or teach a class! We also offer conference areas for meetings or private functions.

Welcome to CAN!

Our mission is to enhance the creative spirit of Napier by providing accessible and affordable arts opportunities.

Entry is usually free, except when we are hosting a special national exhibition or event. The CAN is a registered charity, so donations are gratefully received in the donations box located in the foyer.

Volunteering at the CAN

If you have an interest in the Arts and can offer some time during the week to support our services to the community, we would love to hear from you!

Our team of volunteers do a wonderful job, and are vital to the operation of Creative Arts Napier, which is a registered charity. Our volunteers love being part of our team and working in the beautiful gallery spaces, greeting visitors and helping out with light duties. It’s a rewarding way to spend a few hours every week, and we value their contribution.

So, if this sounds like you please email with your CV and a brief description of why you would like to become involved in Community Arts.

CAN Information
CAN What's On

We are here to support the Arts in Napier. Find out more about our vision.

CAN Napier community events

View creative events on around Napier or list your event on our website here

CAN e-newsletter sign-up

Keep up-to-date with CAN happenings. Sign-up and receive it monthly!

CAN artists

We have superb artists regularly exhibiting at CAN. View our artists gallery.