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Thursday May 6th – Opening Hours 10am – 4pm

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

Framing the Frame

Work from Sacred Heart College Students

May 6th – May 31st

Art and Design

An Exhibition of Contemporary Floral Design

May 1st – May 31st

New School Relics

An exploration of ‘post-British empire’ life in Aotearoa.

May 14th – Jun 3rd


A major collection of work by Clare Plug

May 7th – Jun 3rd


A change of the form or nature of a thing or person into a completely different one

Apr 30th – May 13th

Textile Monoprint Workshop

Learn how to print on fabric with Sue Weston

May 29th – May 29th

'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 $25 per year.
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.