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Friday August 17th – Opening Hours 10am – 4pm

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

Justin Cheung

Recent work that looks to the future

Aug 1st – Aug 31st

Intro to Reduction Linocut

Saturday Printmaking Classes

Aug 25th – Sep 8th

City Treasures

Napier Council's sister cities gift collection

Aug 4th – Aug 30th

After Winter

Painting by Nicky Somerville

Aug 1st – Aug 31st

Poetry Jam

Bring your poems to the party!

Aug 24th – Sep 6th

National Poetry Day

Napier Live Poets Open Mic

Aug 24th – Aug 24th

Entry details; CAN Tinned CANs

Create art from old tin cans!

Jul 4th – Aug 29th

Let us help with Creative Funding!

Assistance available here

Jun 20th – Dec 31st

Screen Printing Weekend Workshop

One day printing fiesta!

Aug 18th – Aug 18th

Napier Secondary Schools

Year 12 Art Exhibition

Aug 31st – Sep 13th

Samantha Whitewood

Recent paintings

Aug 3rd – Aug 23rd

Cosplay for High School Students

After school sewing for beginners!

Jul 24th – Sep 18th

'Sew with the Flow'

Weekly sewing group

Jul 27th – Sep 28th

Weekly Beginner Sewing Classes

Upcycle your favourite fabrics!

Jul 26th – Sep 27th

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.

Become a CAN Board Member 2018-19

Creative Arts Napier is seeking nominations for next year’s Board to support our services to the local arts community .

You don’t need to be a practicing artist – just have a passion for our community.  If this interests you or you would like to learn more, please contact

You can download a nomination form here: Nomination for Board Membership 2018

The CAN AGM is coming soon, and will be held later in the year (date to be confirmed).

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.