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Explore our city virtually during Doors Open Denver | September 28 through October 15

Doors Open Denver (DOD) is the premier event showcasing the richness and history of Denver’s built environment and promoting quality design, presented by Denver Architecture Foundation (DAF), announces the list of virtual Insider Tours; the event will highlight the following 12 sites:


-Freyer-Newman Center | Denver Botanic Gardens (pictured)
-Mansions of the Quality Hill Neighborhood
-Fitzroy Place / Iliff Mansion
-The Link
-Museo de las Américas featuring Rhythm and Ritual: Music of the Ancient Americas
-Dairy Block
-Boiler House
-Denver International Airport Public Art Collection
-Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
-Harvey Park Neighborhood / Cliff May Homes
-Bosler House

How do I participate in DOD 2020?
—Virtual Insider Tours:
Our 2020 event will highlight 12 of Denver’s unique spaces – cultural, commercial, private, civic and more – through online Insider Tours. Featuring: one tour a day, four days a week (Monday through Thursday) for three consecutive weeks. Each tour will allow time for a question-and-answer period. Tours will cost $7 for DAF members and $9 for non-members.

—Y/OUR Denver Photo Competition: Doors Open Denver’s annual Y/OUR Denver Photo Competition will return in 2020! Once again in partnership with the Colorado Photographic Arts Center, we will accept online entries over the three-week event timeline, and the corresponding exhibit of top entries will open to the public virtually in December.

—Audio Tours: Take advantage of our recently launched Audio Tours, which allow for getting outside to explore Denver’s architecture in a safe, socially-distanced way. On August 4, DAF released two significant audio tour journeys, titled Downtown Denver: A Game of City and Empire Builders and Civic Center Park: A Speerian Play. These FREE tours feature 24 locations historically significant to Denver and Colorado and highlight more than a century of Denver’s architecture and cultural history. The project was paid for in part by a grant from the History Colorado State Historical Fund.

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2020 Doors Open Denver


September 28, 2020
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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