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Sunday June 26th – Opening Hours 10am – 2pm

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


Mixed media

Jun 25th – Jul 7th

'Quiet Contemplation' Kim Cleverton

Abstract paintings

Jul 1st – Jul 31st

Paul Soanes


Jul 1st – Jul 31st

'Stitched' Pam de Frere

Fabricated Yarns made with joy, needle and thread

Jun 25th – Jul 7th

'A Round: POV' Sacred Heart College

Mixed media terracotta

Jun 1st – Jun 30th

'Journey Of Discovery' Colleen Schofield


Jun 1st – Jun 30th


Around again

May 27th – Jun 30th

Let's Get Sticky: 28 June

Resin and Ink Workshop

Jun 28th – Jun 28th

Linocut Printmaking Workshop

Printmaking Workshop

Jun 16th – Jul 7th

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 and operating under the government traffic light system (also known as COVID Protection Framework) under the ORANGE setting.  Please wear a face covering and observe social distancing when visiting our galleries.

Your health and well-being is always our top priority. We are following Ministry of Health guidelines to protect you and ensure your visit is a safe and enjoyable experience.

About 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. 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 (such as 10% discount at Gordon Harris online and at Portside Restaurant on Marine Parade and 15% off at Edges Art+Framing) and provides voting rights for the CAN AGM, which allows 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.