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Wednesday January 16th – Opening Hours 10am – 4pm

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

Positive Exposure

An exhibition of local photography

Jan 25th – Feb 7th


A collection of work by printmaker Rosalie Thompson

Jan 18th – Jan 31st


Hawke's Bay Art Review 2019

Dec 18th – Apr 30th


A selection of awarded photography from the NZIPP

Jan 11th – Jan 24th

Teresa Ingham; Recent paintings

New work by an emerging artist

Jan 3rd – Jan 31st


School Holiday Drop-in Creative Sessions

Jan 11th – Feb 1st

Ineffable Botanics

Fine Art Photography by Emma Rodger

Jan 1st – Feb 28th

Painting Workshop

For children aged 11 - 14 years

Jan 19th – Jan 19th

A Sense Beyond

Fresh works by Megan Lee

Jan 4th – Jan 17th

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 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.