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The galleries change almost weekly with new displays of art work so always something new to see. It... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
PrettyBetty1919
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Napier, New Zealand
Best art gallery in napier

The CAN art gallery is an amazing asset for the people of Hawke's Bay. The exhibitions are changed... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2018
janeL7613MZ
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Napier, New Zealand
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Creative Arts Napier is a diverse and exciting gallery space in central Napier, supporting the community arts with regular exhibitions, events and workshops. There is also a retail shop on site, with locally made arts and crafts for sale. We welcome...more
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16 Byron Street | behind Te Pania Hotel, Napier 4110, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

The galleries change almost weekly with new displays of art work so always something new to see. It also provides wonderful courses for adults, children at various times and especially in school holidays. These are very popular. The staff are helpful and as you walk...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2018

The CAN art gallery is an amazing asset for the people of Hawke's Bay. The exhibitions are changed frequently and the exhibition openings are a way of meeting the featured artist. CAN runs a variety of courses to suit many interests including painting, screen printing...More

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Christine H, Manager at Creative Arts Napier, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Thank you JaneL7613MZ, your review is much appreciated! We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 25 June 2018

Art gallery and focal point for local arts centre, in central Napier, with not just arts but also crafts for sale

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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

I love CAN because of it's open spacious display areas but at the same time you feel at home. Local NZ artists have continuing exhibitions which are always worth visiting. Staff are friendly and helpful. CAN is also within walking distance of the Napier City...More

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Christine H, Manager at Creative Arts Napier, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you Happycats3! Come back and see us soon :-)

Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

CAN gives artists an opportunity to exhibit their work. The exhibition openings with the artist in attendance gives guests access to the artist to discuss exhibits & answer questions. Refreshments are available creating a social event where there is an eclectic mix of people. CAN...More

Thank marywise1234
Christine H, Manager at Creative Arts Napier, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you marywise1234, we appreciate your comments! :-)

Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

We visited Napier and found this cosy gallery near the centre showcasing some really beautiful artwork by local artists. Definitely worth a stop if you’re in town!

Thank Rsilvestre
Christine H, Manager at Creative Arts Napier, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thank you so much for your feedback! We hope to see you again one day :-)

Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Well displayed artworks from local artists. Has a warm and friendly vibe so that I can appreciate each piece of arts with smile. Impressive that the objects out of nature are created by local children. Nice work! I recommend this gallery when you visit Napier.

Thank Minyeong J
Christine H, Manager at Creative Arts Napier, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words. We do indeed have some very talented people in our local community and we are proud to showcase their work at CAN. We hope to see you again one day!

Reviewed 7 December 2017

Oh how I love visiting Creative Arts Napier, fondly known locally as CAN. The building was moved to this spot and refurbished specifically to serve local artists and provide a pleasant, calm space for people to view the art galleries. I highly recommend a visit....More

Thank PrettyBetty1919
Christine H, Manager at Creative Arts Napier, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

WOW what a wonderful comment, thank you so much PrettyBetty for taking the time to review our lovely community arts centre. We appreciate it.

Reviewed 7 October 2017

into arts, this is your starting point. it is the big old building at the base of the hill in the car park. can get maps of all art places. each Friday two weeks they have a new artist evening, wine and eats. this is...More

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Christine H, Manager at Creative Arts Napier, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thank you for your great feedback! We appreciate it.

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Love this place! It's a bright, airy, interesting space, which sells art from local artisans, and a fantastic gallery space. The staff are warm and friendly (special shout-out to Carol and Bob!), and I'm going to make a point of visiting every time I'm in...More

Thank Amy M
Christine H, Manager at Creative Arts Napier, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

WOW Thank you so much for your feedback Amy. More workshops are coming! See you again soon.

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