Doors Open Minneapolis is your chance to explore the buildings that tell our city’s story. From theaters to business hubs, sacred spaces to private clubs, sports complexes to engineering wonders, historical gems to not-even-open-yet buildings, Doors Open Minneapolis will give visitors a FREE behind-the-scenes look at over 100 exciting venues. We’re hoping to enrich experiences by presenting meaningful conversations with many of the people who make these venues the marvels that they are.
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Mpls Mayor Announces
“You know that building you walk by every day? Maybe it’s the post office downtown, maybe it’s that Scottish Rite [Temple] building down on Dupont in Uptown. Maybe it’s City Hall. This is an opportunity to explore that building and by extension the stories of our city,” Frey said.
Unlocking the Doors to Minneapolis
Mayor Jacob Frey is unlocking the doors to Minneapolis. On May 18 and 19, city leaders will invite visitors to more than 110 buildings across Minneapolis - from the well-known places such as the Basilica of St. Mary to the more obscure, like the Minneapolis police K-9 kennel.
Architecturally, Culturally, or Socially Significant
Have you ever walked by a majestic old building and wondered about its history? Have you ever stopped and stared at a modern building and been in awe over its creative design and innovation? Or, is there a business or organization in your neighborhood you wished you knew more about? You will have a chance to satisfy all these curiosities at the first Doors Open Minneapolis on May 18-19
Behind the Scenes Access
How many unique buildings in Minneapolis have you seen, and of those, how many have you actually been inside of? Doors Open Minneapolis, a free celebration of the city’s architecture, will give people the opportunity to see over 100 sites that they may have only appreciated from the outside.
A New Citywide Celebration
The goal is to tell stories about Minneapolis’ past and show where it’s headed. Some buildings show elements of different historical eras, while others, such as The Nordic in the North Loop, show what the city’s future looks like.
Mike Kisch | AIA Minneapolis
Mary-Margaret Zindren | AIA Minnesota
Mychal Vlatkovich | Minneapolis Mayor’s Office
Courtney Ries | Meet Minneapolis
Leah Wong | Downtown Council
Eric Anderson | Minneapolis Foundation
Jim Durda | Ryan Companies
Stephanie McDaniel | Minnesota Architectural Foundation
Scott Mayer | MAYER