Show off your art talent at Canstruction


MASSILLON, Ohio — The Massillon Area Chamber of Commerce and the Massillon Museum would like local architects, engineers, contractors, designers and students mentored by those professionals to organize teams to design and build structures made entirely from full cans of food for the Canstruction competition.

Each team will be allotted a space in the lobby of the Massillon Museum to create and display its edible work of art.

Teams will pay a $50 entry fee and acquire their own canned goods and the public will be asked to contribute canned goods to view the exhibition.

Food banks

At the end of the display, the food will be contributed to Stark County food banks, which serve thousands of area residents through emergency feeding programs, pantries, soup kitchens and elderly and day care centers.

Kickoff meeting

Design professionals who want to learn more about the competition may attend a kickoff meeting at the museum at 5 p.m. Dec. 10.

The entry deadline will be 5 p.m. Jan. 30. Build night will be April 1; the judging and awards gala, April 2; the public exhibition, April 3-26 and decanstruction, April 27.


Canstruction bills itself as “the most unique food charity in the world.”

A foundation of the Society for Design Administration — an affiliate of the American Institute of Architects — Canstruction is held in selected cities throughout North America.

Since its inception, 10 million pounds of food have been donated to aid in the fight against hunger.

For more information call Christine Shearer at 330-833-4061, Bob Sanderson at 330-833-3146 or visit or


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