Giant sculptures made of canned foods displayed at Strong Museum, then donated

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Canstruction Rochester’s 13th annual design-build competition began. Ten local teams designed and constructed giant sculptures made entirely out of canned food on Saturday at The Strong National Museum of Play. The sculptures will be on display through Sunday, October 23rd. This year’s theme is “Fads,” with designs that include a lava lamp, roller skates, Lite Brite and many others.

Presented by Buckingham Properties, Canstruction Rochester serves as a major food drive for Foodlink and provides a fun way for local companies, architects, engineers, and students to team build. Since its inception in 2006, the competition has resulted in over 400,000 pounds of food, all of which gets donated to local families.

The sculptures will remain up for public viewing through October 22nd at Strong Museum. The special exhibit requires museum admission and is open during normal operating hours. A panel of local judges reviews the sculptures and will present awards in several categories. Visitors may vote for the People’s Choice Award in person through October 13th. Winners in all categories locally go on to compete internationally.

Additional event information and photos of past competitions here.