Wednesday November 29th – Opening Hours 10am – 4pm

About the Centre


Friends of CAN Membership

It’s that time of year to consider renewing your membership at CAN.  Good news!  If you sign up now you will get a free copy of HB Shorts; a collection of local short stories and poems.

You can support CAN by joining as a member for just $30 per year. 

Your membership helps CAN to meet its objectives of remaining an accessible and affordable space for our community.  CAN is a registered charity and also, an incorporated society, membership provides voting rights at the CAN AGM, which allows you to have your say on the governance of the centre.

Many of you will have noticed some changes happening upstairs on our Mezzanine.
We are excited to announce the official opening of our new Members Lounge and Library. This Retro Lounge offers a relaxing place in our busy space.

Members will now be able to book the lounge fee free for small meetings/gatherings. Our art lovers Library is fully catalogued and ready for members to borrow books. Currently we have a group of knitters using this space on Saturday mornings.

Members can also just pop in and relax with a book in the lounge and make themselves a tea or coffee for a gold coin donation.

Current Membership Discounts are:

Portside Restaurant & Bar 10% discount
Edges Art + Framing 15% discount
Gordon Harris online 10% discount
Hawke’s Bay Picture Hanging 10% discount 

We are looking at additional members benefits, including Members only previews of exhibitions
and invitation only events. We will be notifying you as new benefits and events are announced.

We hope you will consider joining us so that we can continue to support the arts community and provide this wonderful space to everyone moving forward.

We would love you to join the CAN family, sign up here

photo credit: Six Sisters by Graham Morrell