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17th annual Cincinnati Canstruction exhibit to showcase unique art

CINCINNATI (WKRC) -- A large scale art exhibit featuring sculptures constructed out of canned goods and other non-perishable foods will soon be on display downtown.

Beginning Tuesday, March 4th and running until Saturday, March 23rd, "Canstruction" will be at multiple locations in Cincinnati.  Teams representing Cincinnati's best architecture, construction, and engineering firms will build large sculptures that will use more than 50,000 canned goods. 

The project is being used to call attention to the issue of hunger in the greater Cincinnati area.  All the food used in the sculptures as well as public donations will go to the Freestore Foodbank at the end of the exhibit.  The giant sculptures will be built on March 4th; awards will be given March 7th.

Visitors are encouraged to donate canned goods or non-perishable items as the cost of admission.  Online donations are accepted HERE.  Canstruction is a national charity and is held in more than 100 cities across the country.  CLICK HERE for more information.

The various sculptures will be on display at these locations:
The Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center for the Arts
The front lobby of the Aronoff Center for the Arts
The Scripps Center on Walnut St.
The Downtown Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
The Contemporary Arts Center on Sixth St.
The Center at 600 Vine
The Hyatt Regency on West 5th St.

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