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

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

White Night

A night of celebration!

Oct 19th – Oct 19th

Our Tools, Our Journey

Work from 'Whatever It Takes' Trust

Oct 11th – Oct 24th

New CAN Mural

Visit daily to watch it being installed!

Oct 15th – Oct 19th

Organ Grinder

3D Print work by Blair Collins

Oct 18th – Oct 31st

Allan Yarrall

Recent Photography

Oct 1st – Oct 31st

Constance Fein Harding

Fine Art Photography

Oct 25th – Nov 7th

Mark Tisdall

Recent work in encaustic

Oct 1st – Oct 31st

Improve Your Drawing with The Pencil Room

Adults Evening Classes

Oct 22nd – Nov 26th

Life Drawing at CAN

With Emily Armstrong of The Pencil Room 

Oct 17th – Nov 28th

The Pencil Room TEENS ART CLUB

After School Art Class 11-15 years

Oct 23rd – Dec 11th

'Let's Get Creative' with The Pencil Room

After School Art Class 8-11 years

Oct 22nd – Dec 10th

Beached Forest

Interactive Art Installation by Susan Mabin

Oct 7th – Oct 24th

IMMERSE Twin Luminaries Exhibition


Oct 25th – Nov 7th

Introduction to Screen Printing

Evening Class for Beginners

Oct 24th – Dec 5th

'CAN SEW' Evening Sewing Classes

Master the art of sewing

Oct 16th – Dec 4th

'SEW FUN' Weekly Sewing Classes

Learn how to use your sewing machine!

Oct 17th – Dec 5th

The CAN Etching Press

Press for hire in the CAN workshop

May 13th – Dec 31st

Let us help with Creative Funding!

Assistance available here

Jun 20th – Dec 31st


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 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.