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Wednesday October 17th – Opening Hours 10am – 4pm

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

Creative Arts Napier AGM

All welcome!

Oct 30th – Oct 30th

UKU Clay Hawkes Bay

Biennial National Ceramic Award

Oct 26th – Nov 22nd

Shades of White

Mixed media work by local artists

Oct 9th – Oct 31st

Da-Yoon Song

Recent paintings

Oct 1st – Oct 31st

Special FX Halloween Make-up Workshop

Get ready for your Halloween Party!

Oct 27th – Oct 27th


Mixed ability evening classes

Oct 17th – Dec 12th


Sewing for experienced sewers!

Oct 18th – Dec 13th

The bottom of my ♥️

Work in mixed media by Carol Goodier

Oct 1st – Oct 31st

White Night

A free, family friendly, good-vibe event!

Oct 20th – Oct 20th

White Out

The CAN's Interactive Art Installation!

Oct 8th – Oct 24th

Scratching the Surface

Ceramics by Scott Brough and Karen Greenslade

Oct 26th – Nov 8th

The Rest is Silence

Contemporary Printmaking by Lisa Feyen

Oct 12th – Oct 26th

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.

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.