Canvas unveiled as new Arkansas Arts Center restaurant

aac-canvas-dinner-01Canvas, at the Arkansas Arts Center, officially launched Thursday, September 29 with a special dinner seating during Art After Hours. Formerly Best Impressions, Canvas features an updated space, along with several new menu items, including shrimp and grits, a grilled salmon salad and pimento cheese. New dishes incorporate a selection of locally-sourced ingredients; a Boursin cheeseburger with Grass Roots CoOp ground beef, a blackened chicken salad with Crystal Lake Farms chicken, shrimp and grits with Kent Walker cheddar.

Canvas owner Brian Kearns has been in the restaurant business for 15 years. Originally from St. Louis, Mo., Kearns moved to Little Rock in 2008 to open Ya Ya’s Euro Bistro in Chenal. Throughout his career, he has made a mark on several local restaurants, including Arthur’s Prime Steakhouse, Oceans at Arthur’s, Kemuri and the Country Club of Little Rock. Along with Canvas, he is also the owner of Simply the Best Catering.

“We want Canvas to be a fun, relaxed environment where you can enjoy food prepared with the best ingredients we can procure,” Kearns said.

Canvas Restaurant Hours
Tuesday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

For reservations or more information, please call 501-907-5946.