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Saturday July 20th – Opening Hours 10am – 4pm

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

Anthony Davies; Printmaker

Two suites of lithographs from 2018

Jul 26th – Aug 8th

Human Impact; Part 2

Ceramics by Katie Jenssen

Jul 12th – Jul 25th


Come and have your say!

Jul 27th – Jul 27th

In Your Dreams

Recent works by Janett Levien

Jul 1st – Jul 31st

Shareena Howley

Recent works

Jul 12th – Jul 25th

Human Impact

Featuring recent work by Joshua Weeks and Katie Jenssen

Jul 12th – Jul 25th

Shirley De Luca

Recent works

Jul 1st – Jul 31st

Etching Workshop with Kathy Boyle

One day practical workshop in printmaking

Jul 21st – Jul 21st

Metamorphize; the Art of Altered Couture

Textile work by Naomi Prowse

Jul 12th – Aug 1st

Mixed Media Painting Evening Classes

Term 3 with Helen Dynes

Jul 23rd – Sep 24th

Linocut Printmaking Evening Classes

Term 3 with Lisa Feyen

Jul 25th – Sep 12th

Re-Fashion Workshop with Naomi Prowse

Rescue, Re-fashion, and Re-use

Jul 20th – Jul 27th

'SEW FUN' Weekly Classes Term 3

For beginners and mixed abilities

Jul 25th – Sep 26th

The CAN Etching Press

Press for hire in the CAN workshop

May 13th – Dec 31st

'CAN Sew' Evening Classes Term 3

Beginners and mixed ability sewing classes

Jul 24th – Sep 25th

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.