The New Arts Centre

Creative Napier has been permitted to use the the Old Borough Council Building as the new community arts centre.

Our fundraising has commenced to raise $100,000 towards the cost of the refurbishment.

Summer Series

Every year we produce a series of free concerts located at key sites around Napier. Each concert features different genres of music to cater for all tastes and ages.

The Elvis Tribute concert with bonus Classic Cars was a huge success!

Tree Cosies

Subversive yarn bombing in the form of Tree Cosies has found its way into Emerson Street during the Spring months.

Childrens Arts Expo

The expo was enjoyed by over 1000 children last year who took part in a wide variety of creative arts experiences.

Welcome to Creative Napier

Creative Arts Napier - the CAN Community Arts Centre 

16 Byron Street,

Byron Street is off Herschel and Browing Streets, leading up to the back of TePania Scenic Circle Hotel.  You will find us at the back of the car park tucked into the hill, 

Open Hours:  Monday to Saturday 10.00am till 4.00pm
Sunday 12.till 4.00pm

Creative Arts Napier's vision is to 'Enrich and Enhance the Creative Spirit of Napier'.

This is done through:

  • Festivals,concerts, workshops and events 
  • Arts information and advice
  • Funding advice
  • Every two weeks updated local Arts-e- News via email and on this website



The CAN - Napier's Community Arts Centre
Update October 2014...
The builders are half way through the refurbishment and we expect to take up residence in December 2014!  Its's looking fab!

We are taking bookings now for the CAN.  There are two galleries - one large and a smaller one - plus areas for workshops.  Please contact the office for full details and to make a booking.

PopupArt Gallery/Shop

December 1 2015
Open Thrusday until 7pm A venue for local artists to display and sell their work.... read more


           Christine Heaney CAN Manager read more

Arts Grant

Here you'll find a list of available grants and the application closing date. read more