A Can-Do Attitude

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WEB EXCLUSIVE AIA Triangle’s CANstruction competition at Raleigh Union Station benefits the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.

Can you help the hungry while partaking in a little friendly competition? Indeed you can, thanks to AIA Triangle’s 5th annual CANstruction competition on Aug. 6, with its mission of providing hunger relief assistance by collecting canned food for distribution to local food banks.

Teams of architects, engineers, contractors and designers, as well as students attending schools of architecture, engineering and design, will assemble at Raleigh Union Station to build a colossal structure made entirely of canned food around the theme of transportation—promoting awareness of public/alternative transportation in the community.

Throughout the day, a panel of local celebs will be judging the structures—with the public to vote on the people’s choice sculpture at 6pm. The winning can sculpture will on display at Union Station for two weeks post event, and after Aug. 20, the sculptures will be disassembled and the cans donated to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina to be distributed for emergency programs like food pantries, soup kitchens, older adult facilities and daycare centers. A beautiful intersection of art and life. 

Arrive Downtown early on First Friday to enjoy local exhibitors and entertainment, and take advantage of the stellar food and drink deals; then head to Union Station (with a can-do attitude, of course) for the reveal of the winning can structure.

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