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Sunday December 8th – Opening Hours 10am – 2pm

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

Kaitiakitanga; Guardianship

Work by Marama Ngawhika and Leona Vercoe

Dec 3rd – Jan 12th

Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer

Recent painting by Christine Lemin

Dec 1st – Dec 31st

Merging Cultures

Recent work by Ola Sawaie

Dec 2nd – Dec 31st

CAN Christmas Art & Design Market

A festive extravaganza of locally made arts and crafts

Dec 6th – Dec 31st

The Prism Effect

Scratchboard Art by Marion Brennan

Dec 6th – Dec 31st

The Pencil Room TEENS ART CLUB

After School Art Class 11-15 years

Oct 23rd – Dec 11th

'Let's Get Creative' with The Pencil Room

After School Art Class 8-11 years

Oct 22nd – Dec 10th

The CAN Etching Press

Press for hire in the CAN workshop

May 13th – Dec 31st

Let us help with Creative Funding!

Assistance available here

Jun 20th – Dec 31st


Show your work in our beautiful galleries

Mar 5th – Dec 31st

Weekly Painting Class with Helen Dynes

Weekly Mixed Media classes

Jun 18th – Dec 17th

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.