Unusual Construction to Benefit Arkansas Foodbank

Playing and building with cans isn’t just for children. Just check out Canstruction, taking place Aug. 21-Sept. 5 at the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock.


Ingenuity and cleverness are put to the test as five area businesses construct objects out of full cans of food.  Once completed, these vignettes comprise an art exhibition of “gigantic” proportions which opens for viewing on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 8:30 a.m., continuing until Thursday, Sept. 4 at 5 p.m.

The public can vote for The People’s Choice award by going to the event Facebook page and “liking” their favorite Canstructure. Or they can follow on Twitter @CanstructionLR and “favorite” the photo of the one they like best.


Admission to the “architectural” display is free.  Visitors are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for the Arkansas Foodbank but it’s not required.  The Foodbank will also be the recipient of all the cans of food used in the construction once the event is over.

According to organizers, Canstruction® is a unique charity which hosts competitions, exhibitions and events showcasing colossal structures made entirely out of full cans of food. After the structures are built, the creations go on display to the public as a giant art exhibition. At the end of the event, all food is donated to local hunger relief organizations.