Sunday May 19th – Opening Hours 10am – 2pm


How it Works

Galleries, Meeting Rooms and Workshop Spaces

We recommend that you come in and see us to discuss your requirements.

Those wanting to exhibit, either bring in images of your work or the originals, or email us images of your work in advance to

Please come and have a look around the CAN to see which space would be best for your exhibition, and check with our staff to see which spaces are available, and when.

Renting a gallery:

The CAN has 7 display areas/ galleries available to rent.

The lovely Main Gallery that used to be the Council chamber would be perfect for a large or group exhibition. We already have many art, pottery, craft clubs and schools, as well as professional artists from NZ hiring this space every year.

The other areas are; the Small Gallery that used to be the Mayor’s office, the Mezzanine Gallery, the fully equipped Workshop for meetings and workshops, and two other smaller areas in the foyer perfect for first time exhibitors.

As a Community Arts Centre we support emerging artists and will do everything we can to make an artist’s exhibition a success. (many of our exhibitions are by artists showing for the very first time).

We offer unique free services to exhibiting artists; CAN will send out an invitation to approximately 2040 people on our database, list the event on the CAN website, on Social Media, and on Eventfinda. We also publish a bi-weekly newspaper article in the Napier Courier. We can advise on framing, pricing and presenting the work, and our gallery technician will hang the artworks to look their best, labelled professionally.

Do come in and have a chat with us about your exhibition or event, we are open 10am – 4pm Monday-Sunday.


To secure a gallery space we require a deposit of 50%. Sales are at 30% commission. Full terms & conditions are available to view at CAN.