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

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


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

Apr 30th – May 13th

CAN 'Around the World' Art Play Sessions

Children's Drop-in School Holiday Activity

Apr 27th – Apr 30th

Our People

An Exhibition by Anna Hill

Apr 1st – Apr 30th

Trish Dempsey

An exhibition of recent works

Apr 1st – Apr 30th

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

Elysian Fields, Aotearoa/New Zealand

Exhibition by Carole Cornes & Richard Cornes

Apr 9th – May 6th


An exhibition of ceramics by Julienne Dickey

Apr 16th – Apr 29th

St.Beads School Holiday Workshops

Beading workshops daily for boys and girls

Apr 19th – Apr 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.