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Canstruction LA to take place at January Art Walk

December 20, 2012|By Betty Hallock
  • The seventh annual Canstruction LA design/build contest will take place at downtown L.A.'s Art Walk in January.
The seventh annual Canstruction LA design/build contest will take place… (Canstruction LA )

The Canstruction LA design contest -- in which architects, designers, builders and engineers have created structures made out of cans of food -- will be part of next month's Downtown Art Walk, which takes place on Jan. 10.

The structures will be on public exhibition in the Farmers and Merchants Bank Building at 4th and Main streets on Jan. 10 from noon to 10 p.m. and on Jan. 11 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. After the exhibit, the cans will be donated to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank for distribution . The public is encouraged to contribute a $10 donation to the Food Bank directly by texting FEEDLA to 80888.

A panel of judges (Edward Cella, director of Edward Cella Art & Architecture; Adrian Kudler, editor of Curbed Los Angeles; Michelle Lainez, executive chef at Pete's Café; Gwynne Pugh, FAIA,
principal of Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio) will name the Juror’s Favorite, Best Use of Labels, Best Meal, and Structural Ingenuity. The winning structures will compete with other regional winners for the national Canstruction awards.

Canstruction LA is organized by the Society for Design Administration and presented by Gilmore Associates, Downtown Artwalk. On view at 401 S. Main St., www.canstructionla.com.

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