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Friday October 30th – Opening Hours 10am – 4pm

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

Almost Famous

A 'Salon des Refuses' exhibition

Oct 30th – Nov 12th


Be in our Christmas Makers Market!

Oct 19th – Nov 27th

Harakeke Weaving Workshop

One day weekend workshop with Lee Olsen

Oct 31st – Oct 31st

Hawke’s Bay Art Trail Exhibition

Exhibition of Hawke's Bay Art Guide artists!

Oct 11th – Oct 31st

'CAN SEW' Evening Classes Term 4

For beginners and mixed abilities

Oct 14th – Dec 2nd

'Sew Fun' Weekly Classes

Term 4 - for beginners and mixed abilities

Oct 14th – Dec 2nd

Let's Get Creative 7-12 years

After School Class with the Pencil Room

Oct 20th – Dec 8th

Night Before Halloween

An exhibition of 40 paintings by Lee Gaylor

Oct 30th – Nov 12th

 THe WILder

An exhibition by Art of Poots

Oct 30th – Nov 12th

Poetry Open Mic Night

A monthly get together by Napier Live Poets

Feb 4th – Dec 8th

Linocut Evening Classes - Term 4

Extended Printmaking

Oct 22nd – Dec 10th

The CAN Etching Press

Press for hire in the CAN workshop

Jun 11th – Dec 31st

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 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 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.