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These Sculptures Are Beautiful – And Totally Unexpected! Find Out Why on Saturday

September is Hunger Action Month, a month where people all over America stand together with Feeding America and the nationwide network of food banks to fight hunger. On Saturday, September 14th, North Star Mall will host the 14th Annual Canstruction competition as one of the San Antonio Food Bank’s Hunger Action Month events to raise awareness and funds for hunger relief.

Seven teams representing the San Antonio chapters of The American Institute of Architects and the Society for Design Administration will defy expectations, logic, and gravity as they assemble amazing sculptures using approximately 30,000 cans of food, and with only 12 hours to do so. The supersized masterpieces will be judged at the Canopener awards ceremony attended by industry professionals and special guests.

The public is encouraged to donate canned food at a simultaneous food drive within the mall at participating retailers. All canned goods used to create the unconventional art exhibits at North Star Mall will be donated to the San Antonio Food Bank at the close of the competition.

The competing teams include RVK Architects with Lundy & Franke Engineering and F.A. Nunnelly General Contractors; Alamo Architects with Turner Construction; RS&H Architecture, Engineering & Consulting; Rogers O’Brien Construction; and The Art Institute of San Antonio. Two teams of architecture students from the AIAS Chapters of San Antonio College and UTSA are being sponsored by Broadway Bank.

Founded in 1980, The San Antonio Food Bank has quickly grown to serve 58,000 individuals a week in one of the largest service areas in Texas. The San Antonio Food Bank’s focus is for clients to have food for today but to also have the resources to be self-sufficient in the future.

Marvel at amazing sculptural feats at the 14th Annual Canstruction Design and Build Competition! Admission is free, and all are welcome to view the works.

Like you, the professional staff at Mira Loma Apartments in Live Oak, Texas enjoys a day well-spent in a fun atmosphere. That’s why we encourage you to expand your social horizons and take part in this event on Saturday!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, September 14, 2019—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
North Star Mall
7400 U.S. 281 Access Road
San Antonio, Texas 78216

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