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Wednesday April 8th – Opening Hours 10am – 4pm

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

Encaustic Wax Painting Demo - Cancelled

Mary Jessie Sullivan of Beach Road Studios

Apr 26th – Apr 26th

Humanity: Unseen Faces - Postponed

Documentary photography by Fátimih Anís

Mar 27th – Apr 23rd

People - Postponed

Works by Heather Yells

Apr 1st – Apr 30th

Plastic Fantastic Sculpture Challenge

Competition EXTENDED!

Mar 2nd – Apr 22nd

Hawke's Bay Art Trail POSTPONED

Exciting Easter Weekend Event!

Apr 11th – Apr 12th

Poetry Open Mic Night - Postponed

A monthly get together by Napier Live Poets

Feb 4th – Dec 8th

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!

In line with the increased COVID19 Alert Level recently announced by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Creative Arts Napier will be closed for the immediate future. This includes ALL classes, workshops and events.

We will reopen when advised that it is safe to do so. In the meantime please follow Creative Arts Napier on Facebook to stay connected. 

Be kind to each other, stay connected, wash your hands and stay safe!

Thank you for your understanding.
The CAN Team 

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.