art + dine + lounge

Kanvas is a brilliant, new hybrid in Charlotte's vibrant landscape. It's a culinary and cultural oasis tucked away in Uptown's East Side. We're designing Kanvas for the city's constellation of dynamic & creative personalities; fusing inspired crafted cocktails & farm to table global tapas along with the most mind-bending contemporary art on the planet.

Overall, Kanvas creates a very intimate environment that blends art, music, beautifully plated food with strong flavors and crafted cocktails.
Basically a sensory overload....

Meals and crafted cocktails start with visual orchestrated sensual eye
Creating an art scene with powerful strong flavors.
Being attentive to know how people want to be made to feel
and attention to ambiance, color, lushness, and strong sensual feelings.

Ron Acker

Art Director

Ron Acker is the art director of Kanvas Gallery,  a boutique art & design studio, specializing in corporate and private client sales representing the work of established and newly emerging Australian Aboriginal artists and United States sales representative for works by Asian-Australian artist, Hiromi Ashlin.

Ron is an accomplished artist with expert skills in Web design, Internet communication and database development. He possesses superb marketing skills, is highly organized, dedicated, and is a proponent of always engaging people with a positive attitude.

Art Info


Some of the most extraordinary art in the world today is being created by Aboriginal men and women in remote communities throughout Australia; it is radical, contemporary, beautiful and alive. Kanvas Gallery is privileged to represent today's finest established and newly emerging Australian Aboriginal artists with particular emphasis on paintings, sculpture, fabric and glasswork.


"The Universe is made of stories, not of atoms." -- MURIEL RUKEYSER


Kanvas brings the art of the Australian Aboriginal "Dreamtime" to Charlotte. In the "Dreamtime", fantastic and heroic beings once moved within, upon, and outside the unformed land in a perpetual state of becoming. These mythic beings are the ancestors of the Australian Aboriginal peoples, embued with the ability for multitudinous, shapeshifiting incarnations, becoming animals, plants, water, stars, earth or rock. Out of their interactions with each other, the earth, and the universe, the world came into being. The experiences, transformations and history of the ancestors of the Dreamtime continue to inform and direct the Aboriginal mind and soul today.


The Aboriginal "Dreamtime's" powerful influence can be seen and felt in the contemporary Australian Aboriginal art offered at Kanvas. Its mystical connectedness to the primeval sources of creativity is why we find this art so unique and compelling. The artists we represent are internationally-renowned and are collected by private clients, museums and corporations worldwide.


Also, Kanvas is a scrupulous practitioner of fair trade practices on behalf of Aboriginal artists. 90% of our art purchases are made directly through community art centers operating under the guidance of ANKAAA or Desart.

Events/Facility Rental

We offer our 2,000 square foot gallery featuring exotic tiger-strand bamboo floors, 22-foot walls displaying the works of internationall recognized Aboriginal masters. The gallery capacity is 90 people. 

Please dial 704. 293. 1133 for more details.






Hours of Operation

Dinner - Thursday - Saturday

5:30 pm - 2:00 am

(food service until 2:00 am)

Lunch - Monday - Friday

11:30 am = 3:00 pm