Sunday July 21st – Opening Hours 10am – 4pm

About the Centre


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CAN is a registered charity and incorporated society (reference CC33088), and a valuable asset to the Napier Community. Through the provision of accessible art exhibitions, gallery space for hire, workshops, night classes, and event space for various arts related activities, our aim is to deliver on our promise of integrity, encouragement, respect and inclusiveness.

Creative Arts Napier offers invaluable services to the local arts community, and endeavours to make the arts affordable and accessible to the wider community.

Friends of CAN support us in our mission to keep the doors of the arts centre open 7 days a week, offering a variety of activities from exhibitions by local and national artists, to arts events and workshops.


  • Receive a free copy of the HB Shorts, a collection of local short stories and poems (while stocks last)
  • Receive a free copy of our CAN 2024 Calendar (while stocks last)
  • Enjoy the comfort of our members lounge in our mezzanine gallery
  • Our art lovers library is available for you to browse or borrow a wide range of books
  • 10% discount when ordering online from Gordon Harris Art Supplies
  • 15% discount from Edges Art & Framing in Havelock North
  • 10% discount from Hawke’s Bay Picture Hanging in Napier
  • 10% discount from Boatramp Eatery in Ahuriri
  • Invitations to member only exhibition previews and events

There is always something happening at CAN! Look out for our next opening celebration, or check out our upcoming exhibitions, workshops and events!

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