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Monday June 21st – Opening Hours 10am – 4pm

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

East Side Story 5

An exhibition of Hawke's Bay Printmaking

Jun 25th – Jul 8th

Reflexion – Ownership of the Self(ie)

Recent work by Sandra Howlett

Jun 25th – Jul 8th

Out of the Darkness, Into the Light

Recent painting by Paul Soanes

Jun 1st – Jun 30th


Debut exhibition by Antonia Neville

Jun 1st – Jun 30th


Painting by Carli Lewis

Jun 4th – Jun 24th

Woven Tapestry - Ancient Art of NZ

An exhibition by The Tapestry Network

Jun 4th – Jun 24th


Mid-Winter Makers Market

May 11th – Jul 16th

Abstract Oils and Cold Wax Painting Workshop


Jun 26th – Jun 26th

'Sew Fun' Weekly Classes

Term 2 - for beginners and mixed abilities

May 5th – Jun 23rd

'CAN SEW' Evening Classes Term 2

For beginners and mixed abilities

May 5th – Jun 23rd

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Hawke's Bay Art Review 2021

Enter now for the Hawke's Bay Art Review exhibition and competition

Mar 17th – Jul 9th

Linocut Evening Classes - Term 2

Linocut for Beginners - 8 Week Course

May 6th – Jun 24th

Poetry Open Mic Night

A monthly get together by Napier Live Poets

Feb 1st – Dec 6th

The CAN Etching Press

Press for hire in the CAN workshop

Feb 15th – Dec 31st

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 free, and we open 7 days a week. The CAN is a registered charity, so donations are gratefully received in the donations box located in the foyer.

Friends of CAN Membership
You can support CAN by  joining as a member for just $30 per year. Our latest membership available is for the year 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022. Membership provides benefits and gives you voting rights at the CAN AGM, allowing you to have your say on the governance of the centre.
Find out more here:

Volunteering at 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 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 every two weeks!

CAN artists

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