Annual CANSTRUCTION sculpture competition to help raise awareness + donations in the fight to end hunger at Mall of America®
Bloomington, Minn. (Sept. 23, 2016)
WHAT: Colossal structures made completely of canned goods will fill the Rotunda in Mall of America® for Canstruction® beginning Saturday, Sept. 23 through Monday, Sept. 26.
The competition will highlight the creativity and compassion of local architectural and engineering firms using their skills to design and build sculptures and display them to the public.
At the close of the event, all cans of food used to make the sculptures will be donated to Second Harvest Heartland. Monetary donations are welcomed at the event.
Canstruction has raised nearly 30 million pounds of food across 150 cities worldwide through these exhibitions since 1992.
Canstruction is a national nonprofit committed to ending hunger by lifting the spirits of those in need, raising public awareness, and most importantly, by collecting millions of pounds of food for Second Harvest Heartland.
For more information on this event, click here.
VISUALS: Teams creating their canned food sculptures
Mall guests watching the competition in the Rotunda
Completed larger than life canned food sculptures
WHEN: Saturday, September 24 – Monday, September 26, 2016
Saturday, September 24 – Canstruction workers begin construction on structures
Sunday, September 25 – Canstruction competition award ceremony
Monday, September 26 – Completed Canstruction structures on display
WHERE: Mall of America – Rotunda
ABOUT MALL OF AMERICA®
Mall of America (MOA) is the largest shopping and entertainment complex in North America. At 5.6 million square feet, MOA boasts more than 520 world-class retail stores and restaurants; Nickelodeon Universe, the nation’s largest indoor family theme park featuring 27 rides; SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, home to sharks, sting rays and an amazing underwater tunnel; FlyOver America a 4D immersive flight adventure; Crayola Experience; Rainforest Care; Hard Rock Café; the nation’s longest indoor zip line and an 18-hole mini golf course.
The Mall, a top American tourist and vacation destination, opened in August of 1992 and is located in Bloomington, Minn., just minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul and adjacent to the MSP International Airport. Mall of America hosts more than 400 events annually, including concerts, book signings, celebrity meet-and-greets and community-focused cultural events. The Mall is also home to a 500-room Radisson Blu hotel, a 342-room JW Marriott hotel; office tower; grand entrance and more. Follow Mall of America on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and visit our blog. Download the Mall of America app from the App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android.