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Tuesday May 26th – Opening Hours 10am – 4pm

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

Serious Colour

Latest painting by Gina Guerin

May 29th – Jun 11th

Love Your Crooked Neighbour

Mixed Media work by Verona Nicholson

May 29th – Jun 11th

Emma Rodger

Exhibition of still life photography

May 14th – May 29th

Kiri Goodspeed

Recent painting

May 15th – May 28th

Rise of the Second Age

The Art of Lol Bush

Mar 1st – May 31st

Plastic Fantastic Sculpture Challenge

Competition and Exhibition!

Mar 2nd – Jun 30th

One Turn of the Earth

Mixed media painting by Ardie Rankin

Feb 29th – May 28th

Poetry Open Mic Night - Postponed

A monthly get together by Napier Live Poets

Feb 4th – Dec 8th

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!

In line with the COVID19 Alert Level 2 recently announced by the New Zealand Government, CAN will reopen at 10am on Thursday 14 May, observing our regular opening hours.
Please be advised that strict hygiene measures, social distancing and contact tracing procedures will be in place to keep your visit safe and enjoyable. 

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 info@thecan.co.nz 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.