Canstruction 2014

The Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, in partnership with the Bayshore Town Center and its philanthropic arm Olshan Outreach, brought Canstruction to the Milwaukee area for the first time in the program’s twenty-two year history. Canstruction is a unique charitable effort which hosts competitions and exhibitions showcasing colossal artistic structures made entirely out of full cans of food. Following a public exhibition of the sculptures, each of which will be created out of nearly 1,000 unopened cans, the food is donated to a local hunger relief organization, in this case the Jewish Community Pantry.

Led by JCC Board Members George Meyer (Chief Executive Officer, Kahler Slater) and Tami Kent, participating organizations include Kahler Slater, Plunkett Raysich (PRA), Eppstein Uhen (EUA), Zimmerman (ZAS), and Hunzinger. Additional sponsors include Mortensen, AIA Milwaukee, Destree Design Architects, CG Schmidt and Miron Construction.

Firms unveiled their designs – under a theme of “Milwaukee” – and finished building on Sunday, October 19th in the rotunda of the Bayshore Town Center. The sculptures will be available for viewing throughout the week and will be decanstructed on Wednesday, October 29th.

More information on the Milwaukee Canstruction event can be found at

See the photos of the build below!