The Art Institutes Hosts First-Ever "Uncontainable" Student Art Competition

Leading institution of art education to host the ultimate shipping container art challenge

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 28, 2015 — (PRNewswire) —  The Art Institutes, a leader in art education with more than 50 schools, is excited to announce the first-of-its-kind "Uncontainable" project, a live-streamed, student art competition taking place Oct. 16-17 in Austin, Texas.

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This 12-hour art competition will inspire and encourage creativity, pitting two competitive teams made up of Art Institutes students tasked with turning a large, nondescript shipping container into an incredible work of art. The competition will take place on Oct. 16 at 12 p.m. CST at Rainey Street District Parking Lot at 604 Driskill Street, Austin, Texas and will be available for viewing by art enthusiasts across the country via live-stream at

Each team, AiEast and AiWest includes four Art Institute students from campuses across the country, each with different art backgrounds ranging from media art and animation to video production and graphic design. The teams are split into their respective regions, and are led by team captains and online influencers Connor Franta and Anna Akana.

"This live competition allows our students from around the nation to come together and create something beautiful in a unique way," said Tim Moscato, chief operating officer of The Art Institutes. "This first-of-its-kind event will show that creativity cannot be contained, and can be expressed through many different mediums."

In preparation for the final, live event, both teams had the opportunity to collaborate with professional artist mentors from diverse creative fields including chocolatiers, interior designers and set designers, to learn new skills and approaches to art that could be applied to the live art challenge.  

"Serving as a mentor for this project has been a great opportunity," said Chocolatier Valerie Gordon. "Though my particular craft may be different than someone in fashion design or animation, it was great to mentor these students and celebrate art as art, in all of its many forms."

During the live competition, the participating artists will be able to use whatever tools necessary to turn their container into a work of art. Both teams will be judged based on their creativity, execution, originality and local relevance.

As part of the Uncontainable project, The Art Institutes has partnered with, a national nonprofit that supports student success by empowering teachers with the funds they need to purchase classroom supplies. The Art Institutes and will work together in order to facilitate an opportunity for Austin area public school students to participate in Uncontainable events. Beyond the Uncontainable event, The Art Institutes will partner with to support and engage students by adopting teachers and classrooms throughout the country.

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The Art Institutes is a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. Administrative office: The Art Institutes, 210 Sixth Avenue, 33rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 © 2015 The Art Institutes. All rights reserved. Our email address is Email Contact

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*Art Institutes Uncontainable students pictured (clockwise from left to right): Cordrell Colbert, Digital Filmmaking & Video Production, AAS | The Art Institute of Charlotte, Marva Ayloush, Fashion Design, BFA | The Art Institute of CaliforniaOrange County; a campus of Argosy University, Anthony Reto

Graphic Design, BS | The Art Institute of Philadelphia, Wesley Lindsey, Media Arts & Animation, BS | The Art Institute of Indianapolis, Denise Lhamon, Media Arts & Animation, BS | The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Tyler Sobol, Fashion Apparel, BFA | The Art Institute of Portland, Isabela Escobar, Visual Arts, BFA | Miami International University of Art & Design, Nathanael Sams, Audio Production, BS | The Art Institute of Seattle


AiEast Team


AiWest Team


Entire cast Ai Uncontainable


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