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Monday March 8th – Opening Hours 10am – 4pm

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


An exhibition of books, sculptures and other treasures

Mar 26th – Apr 8th

What’s My Waka?

Driftwood Sculpture Exhibition

Mar 5th – Mar 18th

Spunky Critters

Exhibition by Shar Hays

Mar 12th – Apr 1st


Exhibition by Pam Wildbore

Mar 1st – Mar 28th

Richard Rogers

An exhibition of recent works

Mar 12th – Mar 25th

Raw Canvas

An exhibition by Fiona Walls

Mar 1st – Mar 31st

Danny Blackman and Diane Crompton

A collaborative exhibition

Feb 26th – Mar 11th

Children's CAN-Do Deco Art Exhibition

Lets still celebrate!

Feb 18th – Mar 11th

After-school Art Classes with The Pencil Room

Term 1 Kids Drawing Classes

Feb 9th – Mar 30th

Intro To Acrylic Painting Art Course

Evening Class for Beginners

Feb 15th – Mar 22nd

'CAN SEW' Evening Classes Term 1

For beginners and mixed abilities

Feb 10th – Mar 31st

'Sew Fun' Weekly Classes

Term 1 - for beginners and mixed abilities

Feb 10th – Mar 31st

Poetry Open Mic Night

A monthly get together by Napier Live Poets

Feb 1st – Dec 6th

Introduction to Screen Printing

Term 1 Screen Printing Basics for Beginners

Feb 11th – Mar 18th

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.