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Monday February 17th – Opening Hours 10am – 4pm

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


Recent works by Brent Treacher

Feb 28th – Mar 12th

Hawke's Bay Photographic Society

Annual exhibition of photography

Feb 28th – Mar 12th

One Turn of the Earth

Mixed media painting by Ardie Rankin

Feb 29th – Mar 31st

Two Poets

Free poetry performance

Feb 29th – Feb 29th

Poetry Open Mic Night

A monthly get together by Napier Live Poets

Feb 4th – Dec 8th

Symphony No.5

Group Exhibition by the CAN Painters

Feb 14th – Feb 27th

Art Deco Inspired Personalised Caricatures

Art Deco Festival event

Feb 22nd – Feb 22nd

Anchor This Dream

Painting by Sonia Chrystall

Feb 14th – Feb 27th

Vintage Camera and Photography Exhibition

Free Art Deco Event

Feb 1st – Feb 28th

Life Through the Lens

Free Art Deco Event

Feb 24th – Feb 24th

Teens Art Club

After School Art Class 11-15 years

Feb 12th – Apr 1st

Lets Get Creative art class, 8-11 years

After School Art Class 8-11 years

Feb 11th – Mar 31st

Something old, something new, nothing borrowed, lots of blue

Japanese Woodcuts by Sybille Schlumbom

Feb 14th – Feb 27th


Recent painting by Janice Hambly

Feb 1st – Feb 29th

Learn To Draw; Art Course for beginners

Evening Classes - Term 1

Feb 18th – Mar 24th

Intro To Acrylic Painting Art Course

Evening Class for Beginners

Feb 17th – Mar 23rd

Introduction to Screen Printing Evening Classes

Three weekly sessions - Term 1

Feb 13th – Feb 27th

'CAN SEW' Evening Classes Term 1

For beginners and mixed abilities

Feb 5th – Mar 25th

'Sew Fun' Weekly Classes

Term 1 - for beginners and mixed abilities

Feb 13th – Apr 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.