Canstruction Vancouver creates canned art and fights hunger

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Canstruction Vancouver, the anti-hunger annual design competition showcasing sculptures made out of canned food, opens to the public this weekend.

This year, the theme is “Who’s Hungry?” Some 22 teams of architects, engineers, and schools are competing, using tens of thousands of cans – all in aid of local food banks.

Their fantastic creations will go on display for the public as giant art exhibits between April 29 and May 13 at the Pendulum Art Gallery and the Rotunda at Pacific Centre.

Image: Canstruction

Image: Canstruction

At the close, all of the food used in the builds will be donated to Greater Vancouver Food Bank for distribution to community emergency food programs.

Canstruction Vancouver is one of the biggest contributors to the Food Bank; since its launch in 2002, Canstruction has donated more than 1,318,000 cans of food to those in need.

The group is a local chapter of a global anti-hunger project; the competition will also be happening in 160 cities worldwide this year.

To get more information about or donate to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, visit www.foodbank.bc.ca.

For updates on Canstruction Vancouver, check out their Facebook page.

Canstruction 2016

When: April 29 to May 13

Where:
Pendulum Art Gallery – HSBC Building – 885 West Georgia, Vancouver
Rotunda at the Pacific Centre – 701 West Georgia, Vancouver

 

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