CANstruction benefits the Food Bank of Northern Nevada

March 28, 2012

For the 9th year, CANstruction is back with sculptures made of edibles, competing as well as feeding. The event will be Wednesday, March 28 through Sunday, April 1 at Meadowood Mall. There will be a total of 11 professional and student teams creating large art structures out of canned and packaged food. All of the food at the end of the competition is donated to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. The “People’s Choice” voting will take place at the Information Booth in the Mall while the structures will be placed throughout the mall.

Schedule of Events

  • Wednesday, March 28: Construction and design build out will take place for all teams from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 29: Judging from 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday, March 30 – Sunday April 1: The displays will be open to the public for “People’s Choice” voting. Attendees can vote for their favorites with $1 per vote. All proceeds benefit the Food Bank! Mall Hours: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday & Saturday and 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday.

The event is organized by the American Institute of Architects of Northern Nevada (AIANN) and sponsored by Meadowood Mall, Pacific Radomes, Peter Duffy, Fred and Janice Graham, Architects + and Pat Pusich. Supporters also include Qdoba Mexican Grill, Save Mart Supermarkets, KTVN Channel 2, John Potter, Freeman Decorating, Cooks Photography, Digiprint, Nevada Blue and Grand Sierra Resort. CANstruction is a visually stimulating and educational food drive that combines architecture, design, learning and planning. It brings professionals in the architecture, design and construction fields together with students for a great experience that feeds people at the same time. Questions? Give the Food Bank a call at (775) 331-3663.

Source: Food Bank of Northern Nevada press release.

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