Most people don't feel inspired when they reach for a can of black beans or sliced carrots, but non-profit group CANstruction proves that each can become a work of art. CANstruction's work illustrates that overwhelming, somber issues like world hunger can inspire beauty and creative solutions.
Since 1992, CANstruction has helped increase canned donations to local food banks across the country, and throughout the world. Each year, CANstruction hosts regional and international canned food sculpture competitions for architects, designers, students to increase food donations while engaging local communities.
Some interesting numbers to consider:
- Between 2011-2012, Canstruction exhibits and competitions collected over 3.4 million pounds of food for local food banks throughout the world.
- Between 2011-2012, Dallas, Texas ranked as the number one participating city in food contributions. They collected 85, 302 pounds of food, which roughly amounts to 86, 175 meals
Click on your city below to learn more about the free Texas CANstruction art exhibits available to the public
Dallas, Tx (10/05/2013- 10/20/2013)
Fort Worth , Tx (10/05/2013- 10/13/2013)
Austin, Tx (11/09/2013- 11/17/2013)
Houston, Tx (11/18/2013- 11/23/2013)
To learn more about participating in the CANstruction competitions, visit http://canstruction.org/content/host-competition