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Sunday October 17th – Opening Hours 10am – 2pm

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


An exhibition by Emara Betsy Whaanga

Oct 30th – Nov 11th


An exhibition by Sandra Howlett

Oct 15th – Nov 17th

John Tarlton

An exhibition of New Works

Oct 22nd – Nov 4th

Pam Wildbore

An exhibition by Pam Wildbore

Oct 8th – Oct 21st

A Call for Artisans!

For the Christmas Market 2021

Oct 1st – Dec 3rd

CANCELLED - Kitty Day and The Spooky Skeletons

A fundraising gig for CAN!

Oct 30th – Oct 30th

Experimental Printmaking & Collage

Term 4 evening classes

Oct 28th – Nov 18th


‘What goes around comes around’

Oct 8th – Oct 28th

Collagraph Printmaking Course

Term 4 at Keirunga Creative Hub

Oct 28th – Nov 18th

Staged Comfort

An exhibition by Georgia Andersen

Oct 1st – Oct 31st

Celebrating Pania; 70 years on

The Breeze in collaboration with Creative Arts Napier

Oct 8th – Oct 22nd

Hawkes Bay Art Trail 2021

Open Studio Weekend

Oct 23rd – Oct 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!

Please note that CAN is currently OPEN in line with the Covid-19 level 2 government guideines. Please wear a mask and observe social distancing when visiting our galleries. 

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. 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.
CAN is a registered charity and also, an incorporated society. Membership provides attractive benefits and gives you voting rights at the CAN AGM, allowing you to have your say on the governance of the centre. We would love you to join the CAN family!
Find out more here: Friend of CAN Application

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.