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Saturday September 22nd – Opening Hours 10am – 4pm

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

Nau Mai Place

An collective exhibition of Maori painting

Sep 14th – Oct 4th

Liquorice All-Sorts

Recent work from the Boat Shed Art Group

Sep 28th – Oct 11th

Nature's Bounty

Watercolour paintings by Bev Doohan

Sep 1st – Sep 30th

John Ruth

Recent paintings

Sep 7th – Sep 27th

Tinned CANs

Community Exhibition and Auction

Sep 1st – Sep 30th

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

Jan 23rd – Dec 20th

Live Poetry Open Mic Night

Read or listen to Poetry

Jan 31st – Dec 5th

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, and will be held later in the year (date to be confirmed).

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.