"C.A.N.V.A.S." is an acronym for Creating A New View Around Society that was created by Tyler Jordan, a Bed Stuy, Brooklyn native, who believed in this as his mantra for creating art. Over the years, what started as just a phrase evolved into an Art & Apparel business that has found its home in DUMBO as an art gallery and Launchpad space called "Artportunities." Artportunities provides undiscovered artists in the NYC area a rental space to showcase their work. C.A.N.V.A.S.'s two galleries are located in The Shops at 145 Front Street.