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Friday February 23rd – Opening Hours 10am – 4pm

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

Scott Kersley

à travers les yeux de Blue

Mar 1st – Mar 31st

Leo Pipe

Wackadoo Art

Mar 1st – Mar 31st

Peter Gleeson

Hastings St Gallery

Feb 1st – Feb 29th

Something Fishy

Lisa Loveday

Mar 1st – Mar 31st

Pastel Perfect

Jackie K-Art

Feb 1st – Feb 29th

Thursday Evening Sewing Class Term 1

with Carol Goodier

Feb 8th – Apr 4th

Out of the Blue

National Seaweek 2024

Mar 1st – Mar 24th

The Pandora Project workshop series

with Helen Dynes

Feb 5th – Mar 25th

Seaweek 2024 Youth Art Comp

Youth Art Exhibition

Dec 13th – Mar 14th

Opportunity For Artists!

100 Days A Journey

Dec 5th – Aug 15th

Liz Hughes

Photographic Montage

Feb 1st – Feb 29th

CAN After School Art Club

Young Creatives 8 - 13 years old

Feb 22nd – Apr 11th

Jane Brimblecombe

Deco City

Feb 15th – Feb 29th

Graham Morrell

'Napier Revealed'

Feb 15th – Feb 29th

Before the Bikini

Art Deco Event & Exhibition

Feb 15th – Feb 29th

The Pencil Room

with Emily Armstrong

Feb 13th – Dec 31st

Napier Live Poets

Live Poetry

Feb 5th – Dec 2nd

Evening Sewing Class Term 1 2024

with Carol Goodier

Feb 7th – Mar 27th

Morning Sewing Class Term 1 2024

with Carol Goodier

Feb 7th – Mar 27th

Like to book a space?

We have six 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

Now Open 7 Days 10am-4pm

About CAN

Our mission is to enhance the creative spirit of Napier by providing accessible and affordable arts opportunities for artists and art lovers. Entry is free, and we are open 7 days a week over summer,  Monday – Sunday 10am – 4pm.  CAN is a registered charity, so donations are gratefully received in the donations box located in the foyer.

2024 Art Guide & Trail Submissions Open!

Are you an artist, business or group based in Te Matau-a-Māui and keen to promote your practice and reach new audiences? Join the Hawke’s Bay Art Guide & Trail and be part of our vibrant creative community! Registrations are OPEN NOW to new artists, groups and businesses. Jump onto the website, complete the Expression of Interest form and someone will be in touch –

Your listing in the Guide includes:

  • Guide listing (15,000 copies in 2023)
  • Annual showcase exhibition
  • Hawke’s Bay Art Trail – 2/3 & 9/10 November (optional)
  • Website listing
  • Social media exposure
  • Initiatives such as ‘Artists in iSITES’
  • Access to group gatherings/workshops throughout the year









CAN Information

We are here to support the Arts in Napier. Find out more about our vision.

We’d love you to join us. Find out about becoming a friend of The Can.

Keep up-to-date with CAN happenings and opening events. Sign-up and receive invites, plus news every two weeks!

We have superb artists regularly exhibiting at CAN. View our artists gallery.