Reagan National Airport to Host ‘Canstruction’ Art

Published: October 30, 2013

Canned Goods Used as Building Blocks 
for Giant-Sized Exhibit to Feed the Hungry



‘Canstruction’ is coming to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport beginning Saturday, Nov. 2.

The exhibit will feature larger-than-life structures made entirely out of canned goods and designed by local architectural and engineering firms.

Teams participating in ‘Canstruction’ are challenged to build interesting and inventive structures using only canned foods. The groups will have seven hours beginning on Friday, Nov. 1, at 5 p.m. to create their giant-sized art sculptures, which will then be on display for passengers traveling to the airport.

Following the exhibit, the canned goods used to build the displays will be donated to the Arlington Food Assistance Center.

What: Canstruction Display at Reagan National Airport

Where: Reagan National Airport – Baggage Claim Level Terminals B/C

When: Saturday, November 2 to Saturday, November 9, 2013


***Media Note***: Members of the media wishing to attend the ‘Canstruction’ design/ build stage on Nov. 1 should contact Kimberly Gibbs at 703-417-8370 for more information.

The display, sponsored by the Northern Virginia chapter of the American Institute of Architects, will be open to the public until Nov. 9.  

‘Canstruction’ exhibits are held around the country each year to help feed the hungry and give back to the local communities.

The ‘Cansculptures’ have raised more than 2 million pounds of food for food banks around the country and provided nearly than 1.5 million meals for the needy.