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Teams prepare for 9th annual CANstruction
by Tribune Staff
Mar 16, 2012 | 708 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print

RENO ­— For the ninth year, CANstruction is back with sculptures made of edibles, competing as well as feeding.

The fundraising event for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada will be held March 28 through 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. The event is organized by the American Institute of Architects of Northern Nevada (AIANN) and sponsored by Meadowood Mall, Pacific Radomes, AIANN, Pat Pusich, Peter Duffy, Fred and Janice Graham, Save Mart Supermarkets, KTVN Channel 2, Freeman Decorating, Bob Cook, Nevada Blue and Digiprint. 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 and the structures will be placed throughout the mall.

Construction and design build out will take place for all teams from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on March 28. Press preview and judging will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on March 29 with an award ceremony following from 6 to 7:30 p.m. From March 30 to 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.

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.

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