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Thursday November 22nd – Opening Hours 10am – 4pm

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

Brushed Off

A collection of work by three local artists

Nov 23rd – Dec 6th

In Retrospect

A collection of work by Printmaker Tracey Adams

Nov 5th – Nov 30th

Terry Fowler

Recent works

Nov 23rd – Dec 6th

Expressions from the heART

Work from Sacred Heart College Visual Art Enhancement Programme

Nov 6th – Nov 29th

Paul Soanes

Recent paintings

Nov 1st – Nov 30th


Mixed ability evening classes

Oct 17th – Dec 12th


Sewing for experienced sewers!

Oct 18th – Dec 13th

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.