Canstruction – Art Made of Cans for a Great Cause

Canstruction - Art Made of Cans for a Great Cause

For the last few years, I’ve really enjoyed checking out the creativity on display for the annual Canstruction event. The incredible art that you see on display also benefits the Freestore Food Bank afterwards.

What is Canstruction?

Canstruction is an international community service project of the design and construction industry to benefit community food banks.  With the support of local teams, thousands of hungry people are fed; a greater awareness of the issues surrounding hunger is brought to the public while spotlighting the local design and construction industry giving back to the community.

Architects, engineers, designers and contractors compete to design and build fantastic giant-sized structures made entirely out of canned foods.  After the structures are built and the winners declared, the creations go on view to the general public as a giant art exhibit.  At the close of the competition, all of the food used in the structures is donated to the local food bank for distribution to community emergency feeding programs.  Through the generosity of volunteers, celebrity jurors and members of our local community, Cincinnati Canstruction has contributed 500,000 pounds of food to the Freestore Foodbank.  ‘One Man Can’ be a catalyst for change.

You can find Cincinnati Canstruction entries located at these locations.

  • Weston Art Gallery/Aronoff Center
  • Center at 600 Vine
  • Hyatt Regency Hotel
  • Downtown Public Library
  • Scripps Center
  • Macy’s 
  • Hampton Inn & Suites

 The Canstruction exhibit will be on display from March 8 – March 27, 2016

Scripps Center located at 312 Walnut St

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Weston Art Gallery/Aronoff Center located at 650 Walnut St.

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Center at 600 Vine located at 600 Vine St.

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Hampton Inn & Suites located at 617 Vine St.

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Macy’s located at 505 Vine St.

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Hyatt Regency Hotel located at 151 W 5th St.

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Cincinnati Public Library located at 800 Vine St.

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You can find out more about Cincinnati Canstruction from their website. 

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