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Wednesday November 14th – 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

UKU Clay Hawkes Bay

Biennial National Ceramic Award

Oct 26th – Nov 22nd

Paul Soanes

Recent paintings

Nov 1st – Nov 30th

Eastern Trails

An oil painting exhibition by Graham Stichbury

Nov 9th – Nov 22nd


Mixed ability evening classes

Oct 17th – Dec 12th


Sewing for experienced sewers!

Oct 18th – Dec 13th

Weekly Screen Printing Evening Class

Evening Classes - Term 4

Oct 25th – Dec 6th

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.

Become a CAN Board Member 2018-19

Creative Arts Napier is seeking nominations for next year’s Board to support our services to the local arts community .

You don’t need to be a practicing artist – just have a passion for our community.  If this interests you or you would like to learn more, please contact

You can download a nomination form here: Nomination for Board Membership 2018

The CAN AGM is coming soon; Tuesday 30 October at 7.30pm at Creative Arts Napier, 16 Byron Street, Napier (Behind Te Pania Hotel. Plenty of parking is available in front of the building in the public car park or in Byron St). All welcome and refreshments will be served.

If you can’t attend the AGM but would still like to have your say, please download the proxy form here: CAN Proxy Form_24hrs – full instructions are on the form.

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.