CANstruction kicks off on Tuesday | Arts & Culture
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A unique art display is ready and waiting to be set up and put on display in downtown Cincinnati.
The national Canstruction® competition kicks off Tuesday, February 19, at the Cincinnati Arts Association’s Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center for the Arts.
The art arrangements built entirely of stacked arrangements of canned and non-perishable packaged foods will be on display for thee weeks.
Teams will begin constructing displays at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, February 19, after which they will have just five hours to unpack and create their “sculptures.” This year’s competition includes: BHDP Architecture & Messer Construction; Cincinnati State Technical & Community College – ASCE Student Chapter; CR Architecture + Design; FRCH Design Worldwide; GBBN Architects; Hixson Architecture Engineering Interiors; Michael Schuster Associates Architecture; PEDCO E & A Services; University of Cincinnati – School of Advanced Structures; Macy’s (Space Planning Group); Danis/KZF Design; Jostin Construction; Quandel Construction; and Turner Construction.
The public is invited to participate throughout the three-week display by bringing a non-perishable canned or packaged food item to any of the display sites.
All canned and packaged food used to build the sculptures is donated to the Freestore Foodbank. The food is then distributed to more than 500 member agencies in twenty counties in the Tri-state.