Doors Open Denver

Denver Architecture Foundation’s signature event is exactly as it sounds – an opportunity to open the doors to the places and spaces that make the Mile High City such a special city in which to live, work, study and play.

From historic structures to contemporary builds, Doors Open Denver is an homage to Denver’s ever-changing built environment. The autumnal event draws architecture, art, history and culture enthusiasts, exploring and experiencing featured sites.

“Doors Open Denver has given me an opportunity to learn about well-known historical structures and homes that are not otherwise accessible to the public. This is a valuable public service for anyone interested in Denver’s history and architecture.”

Doors Open Denver 2022

Thanks to generous sponsors, incredible partners and patrons, Doors Open Denver 2022 blended virtual and in-person tour opportunities. Over the course of three weeks, patrons accessed 24 free, on-demand virtual tours. On the weekends, we convened groups of patrons for 24 expert-led, ticketed tours at these 4 campuses:

  • Auraria Campus
  • Denver Performing Arts Complex
  • Denver Zoo
  • University of Denver

Along with virtual and in-person tours, we encouraged participation in complementary activities: Audio Tours and the Y/OUR Denver Photography Competition. Audio Tours are free and accessible year-round. The annual Y/OUR Denver Photography Competition, in partnership with CPAC, can be accessed here.

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