The exhibit of the canned food structures will be free to view and open to the public on the second level of the market from Aug. 18-30. The structures will be made by teams of artists, engineers, designers and construction professionals, according to a press release.
Beginning on Aug. 17, the design teams will have 10 hours to assemble their can structures at Ponce City Market.
In addition to canned food, the teams will be able to use wood, tape, rubber bands, wire and Velcro to create their structures.
“Each canned food art display will showcase a design concept as a standalone part of the exhibition’s entire series and draw inspiration from futuristic cars and airplanes; popular cartoon characters; items related to Atlanta’s burgeoning film industry; iconic area landmarks; and more,” according to the press release.
“The annual Canstruction Atlanta program and canned food exhibition help enrich the Atlanta-area community and bring together people from different design-oriented industries,” Co-Chair James Byers said in a statement. “Most of all, the program provides a sense of unity which lends to the Atlanta Community Food Bank’s goal of conquering area hunger.”