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Tuesday May 28th – Opening Hours 10am – 4pm

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

Niamh Bentley

'Living Water'

May 17th – Jun 13th

Ema Frost

For the love of Japan

May 24th – Jun 6th

Napier & Tomakomai Commemoration

A celebration of our relationship with Japan

May 24th – Jun 6th

Winter Artisan Market

Open 7 Days a week!

May 2nd – Jun 20th

Gelli Printmaking Workshops

with Helen Dynes

May 23rd – Nov 2nd

Susan Rickard

All Sorts

May 1st – May 31st

HB Art Guide Launch & Exhibition

Hastings Community Art Centre

May 27th – Jun 8th

Pandora Project Workshop Series

Self Realisation Through Art

May 6th – Dec 9th

Peter Gleeson

Digital Art

May 1st – May 31st

Opportunity For Artists!

100 Days A Journey

Dec 5th – Aug 15th

Dry Point Printmaking

with Lisa Feyen

May 9th – Jun 13th

The Pencil Room

with Emily Armstrong

Feb 13th – Dec 31st

Napier Live Poets

Live Poetry

Feb 5th – Dec 2nd

The Art of Sushi

with Izumi Edmonds

Jun 1st – Jun 1st

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.

An exciting new project for HB artists is beginning! 

The Elevate Project is an opportunity for artists to create a large scale mural (6mx2.4m) that will be showcased in various sites throughout our region. Selected artists will be mentored throughout the programme by experienced practitioners to bring their vision to life…

To find our more: Dream Big Website

Or apply: application form

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.