Thursday / October 17, 2019 / 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Chicago CAN - cocktail reception + awards + after party

Merchandise Mart, Chicago

​Canstruction is a unique worldwide charity which hosts competitions, exhibitions, and events showcasing colossal structures made entirely out of full cans of food.​

Now in its thirteenth year, ChicagoCAN is a celebration of the more than 50 Chicago architectural, engineering, and construction firms that donate their time and talents toward Canstruction Chicago’s annual design-build competition. It is the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s largest single-day food drive of the year. Our 2019 event will showcase 19 works of art that our teams have been planning for months. Canstruction Chicago will be on display in the Merchandise Mart from October 11 through November 3.

All proceeds from the event go directly to the Food Depository - feeding the nearly 1 in 6 people who is food insecure in our area. Last year's event made Canstruction Chicago the third largest cash donor to a local food bank, out of all Canstruction competitions in North America. Let's see if we can top that this year!

  • COCKTAIL RECEPTION       5:30 to 8:00 PM in the Merchandise Mart, South Lobby
  • AWARDS PRESENTATION   6:00 PM in the South Lobby at the Grand Staircase
  • AFTER PARTY                       7:30 to 10:00 PM  at The Bassment Chicago, 353 West Hubbard Street


  • until October 16       $50
  • At the door               $65

Click here to purchase tickets and ticket bundles

Sponsored By

Merchandise Mart, Greater Chicago Food Depository, and many others

Hosted By

Canstruction Chicago

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