Canstruction Boston 2023

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Atlantic Wharf is excited to welcome Canstruction back to Waterfront Square for the first time since 2021!

Canstruction is a charity event and exhibition where teams of architects, designers, engineers, and contractors compete to create colossal sculptures made out of canned goods and other nonperishable food items. This exhibition is free and kid friendly!

The theme this year is “Celebrating New England” with structures depicting places, items, foods or other elements that make New England so unique. Build day will be Saturday, October 21. Structures and creations will be on display for FREE in Waterfront Square until deconstruction on Saturday November 11. The competition will benefit Merrimack Valley Food Bank.

Founded in 1992, Canstruction’s mission is to highlight the issue of hunger across communities, collect food for distribution to thousands and to showcase the creativity of the design industry. For more than two decades, the design community in Boston has united through a creative medium that provides canned food for charities fighting hunger in Massachusetts. In the past 20 years, Canstruction Boston has collected more than 800,000 pounds of food, which has provided over 675,000 meals to those in the Greater Boston and surrounding areas. Members of the public will have the opportunity to vote online for their favorite works through the Canstruction Boston Facebook page. After the sculptures are dismantled, all the canned goods, supplied by the teams, will be donated to a local food bank.