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 Arts Napier


On the 12th of December we moved into our fabulous new home. Since then there has been art, music and even some moments of dance!

We are located in the old Borough Council building which has been relocated to 16 Byron St - on the city side of Te Pania Scenic Circle Hotel. 

Our opening hours are from 10am til 4pm Monday til Saturday and 12 til 4 Sunday. 

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.

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 CAN-e-News via email and on this website

Children's Summer Workshops

January 28 2015
Our first CAN workshops for children during the school holidays: January 28 & 29,... read more


    Finally, at last, we are connected again to the rest of the world.... read more

Arts Grant

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