May 6 – May 20


Crossgates Mall

Albany, NY

CANstruction is an annual exhibit and design competition that connects talented architects, engineers, contractors, and students to imagine and create colossal structures built completely out of canned food items. The structures are on display on the fourth floor of the New York State Museum for two weeks, raising awareness of food insecurity in our region while highlighting the local talent of design firms. At the close of the exhibit, every can is donated to The Food Pantries for the Capital District to help feed families in the Capital Region.

In 2023,  CANstruction brought in 82,045 pounds of food and a donation to The Food Pantries for the Capital District of $60,000! This brought the Capital Region CANstruction’s impact to over 907,863 pounds and nearly $379,000 since it’s inception.

Visit our website to learn more: CANstruction

For more information please visit: Capital Region Canstruction

Interested in sponsoring CANstruction 2020,  Contact CANstruction President, Jill Shorter or 518-406-5506 ext 301.