Located in the breathtaking Arkansas Arts Center, at 9th and Commerce in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas. We are 7 blocks from the Clinton Library and within walking distance of several major hotels. Canvas has panoramic view of Mac Arthur Park and the grounds. The restaurant offers an opportunity to enjoy delicious culinary works while taking in great works of art. 
Canvas creates unique American Fusion dishes served in a fine dining relaxed atmosphere. We offer an A la Carte menu of soup, salads, sandwiches, hot entrees, daily specials and homemade desserts at moderate prices. Beer, Wine and takeout are available. 
The restaurant features a dog friendly patio is handicap accessible and non-smoking. There is plenty of convenient free parking on Mac Arthur Circle or in The Arts Center lot. Open Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm and Saturday - Sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. 
To book your private event, reservation or for additional information contact us at 501.907.5946.


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Children's Menu
Take Out Menu
Brunch Menu

Planning a meeting or business luncheon?  Is there a special event in your life that requires the perfect celebration?
Meetings, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Showers, Holiday parties, Rehearsal Dinners... 
Canvas offers great food, elegant ambiance and exceptional service!


Clark Dining Room FAQ 
When is the room available?
The Clark Dining Room is available during regular business hours only, Tuesday through Sunday,
 11 am - 2 pm and will accomodate up to 40 guests.  
Is there a Room Fee? 
Yes, we charge a nominal fee to use the Clark Dining Room.
The fee is based on the number of guests. It is $50 for 25 or fewer, $100.00 for 26 – 40.
This fee covers our expenses to open the room. 
Is there a Deposit? 
The Clark Dining room can be requested for groups of 12 or less without paying a deposit, however,
your group may be asked to move to the main dining room if a larger group requests the Clark
 Dining Room for the same day. To avoid this change, a non-refundable fee of $100.00 is required to
guarantee  the space and must be paid at the time of booking accompanied by a completed contract. 
Are Taxes and Gratuities included? 
No, taxes will be added to the total. Gratuity is not included. 
Can We Get Separate Checks? 
Groups of 15 or less may have separate checks (if needed) with a reservation.
Groups of 15 or more will be provided one check. 
What equipment is available? 
A projector screen and podium are available at no charge upon request.  Square tables, chairs, china,
flatware, glassware and linen napkins are included.  Table linens are available for an additional fee.

 For more details regarding rental policies, see contract. 

To reserve the Clark Dining Room for Lunch click here to download contract

For more information contact:
Beau Bradburn
Phone:  501-907-5946
Email:  bbradburn@canvasaac.com



 Canvas Restaurant  FAQ 
When is the restaurant available?
Canvas Restaurant is available for rental 5 pm - 11 pm daily and will accommodate up to
 100 people for seated dinners and 150 guests for receptions. 
What equipment is available? 
Square tables, chairs, china, flatware, standard glassware, and linen napkins are included in the rental.  Table linens
are not included but can be added for an additional cost.  Tables may be rearranged on request but
 no tables may be removed.   No burning candles are allowed in the Arkansas Arts Center/Canvas.
Is there a Rental Fee or Deposit? 
A rental fee of $600.00 is required to reserve the restaurant at the time of booking.  The deposit will reserve your date for the use of the restaurant and is non-refundable and non-transferable for other dates and services.  Guests will access the restaurant through our patio entrance on Mac Arthur Circle.  The restaurant bathroom (located in the kitchen, unisex, single use) will be made available to guests.
Is there an option to use the restrooms and enter through the Atrium of the Arts Center?
Yes, for an additional $150.00, the Arts Center will provide a security guard which will allow guests to enter through
 the main Atrium doors and have access to both the Men's and Women's restroom facilities.  This applies only if the Atrium is
 not currently booked for another fucntion. 

For more details regarding rental policies, see contract. 

To reserve Canvas Restaurant for after hours events click here to download contract
How do I  book or get more information regarding my special event?
Simply the Best Catering will handle all after hour special events.  Depending on your type of event you will need to contact one of the representatives below to assist you.

Coroporate/Special Events
Timothy Mosby
Ph. 501-955-2020 ext. 123
Email:  tmosby@simplythebestcatering.com

Weddings/Rehearsal Dinners
Timothy Mosby
Ph.  501-501-955-2020 ext. 125
Email:  tmosby@simplythebestcatering.com

Large or small, formal or fun, let Simply the Best Catering make your next event an affair to remember. 
Simply the Best Catering caters events on any scale, from intimate dinners in your home to grand galas in Little Rock's most exclusive venues. 
We can create wedding receptions, cocktail parties, theme parties, buffets, brunches, or seated dinners to suit your special occasion. 
Your guests will savor our fabulous cuisine, delight in experiencing the perfect setting, and appreciate the attentive service. 
Wouldn't you like to be a guest at your own party? Call Simply the Best Catering, and leave the details to us.

Phone:  501-955-2020
For more information please contact us...
501 East 9th Street
Little Rock, AR  72202


Tel : 501-907-5946