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Sunday August 18th – Opening Hours 10am – 2pm

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

Painted Poems

An exhibition of poetry and visual responses

Aug 16th – Aug 29th

The Pencil Room TEEN'S ART CLUB

After School Art Class 11-15 years

Jul 31st – Sep 18th

THEN and NOW

Works by Gary Hebley

Aug 1st – Aug 31st

Expresssions through the Lens

Photography by Desmond Hunt

Aug 1st – Aug 31st

Winter Art and Design Market

The popular CAN Market is back!

Aug 9th – Aug 22nd

Mixed Media Painting Evening Classes

Term 3 with Helen Dynes

Jul 23rd – Sep 24th

Linocut Printmaking Evening Classes

Term 3 with Lisa Feyen

Jul 25th – Sep 12th

'SEW FUN' Weekly Classes Term 3

For beginners and mixed abilities

Jul 25th – Sep 26th

The CAN Etching Press

Press for hire in the CAN workshop

May 13th – Dec 31st

'CAN Sew' Evening Classes Term 3

Beginners and mixed ability sewing classes

Jul 24th – Sep 25th

Let us help with Creative Funding!

Assistance available here

Jun 20th – Dec 31st

YOUR EXHIBITION HERE!

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

Live Poetry Open Mic Night

Read or listen to Poetry

Feb 4th – Dec 2nd

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 info@thecan.co.nz 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.