Once again, the Chicago Architecture Foundation is preparing for its annual Open House Chicago event which, as the name implies, opens up architecturally significant and interesting buildings up to the public over the course of a weekend. This year’s Open House Chicago takes place on the weekend of October 14-15, where more than 200 sites will be available for attendees to visit.
And to keep the crowds coming, the Chicago Chicago Architecture Foundation has once again lined up a jam-packed site list with attractions all over the city. However, this year’s edition marks the debut of Open House Chicago sites in Logan Square and Avondale. New sites like Stan Mansion and Aloft Circus Arts in Logan Square and Avondale’s Metropolis Coffee and Revolution Brewing will make their first appearances on the Open House Chicago circuit.
In addition to Logan Square and Avondale, the Open House Chicago team is also welcoming back sites in Pilsen and Ravenswood for this year’s event. Open House highlights in these neighborhoods include the Chicago Scenic Studios and Héctor Duarte Studio in Pilsen as well as the KOVAL Distillery and new Half Acre Beer Company outpost in Ravenswood.
The event, which continues to become an increasingly a popular attraction and major draw during the autumn season, witnessed a record-breaking attendance figure last year with over 100,000 people participating in Open House Chicago. And this year’s edition with over 200 sites could translate to yet another record attendance number. Head over to Open House Chicago’s official website for the complete list of sites participating in this year’s event.
- Open House Chicago [Chicago Architecture Foundation]
- The most popular sites from last year’s Open House Chicago [Curbed Chicago]
- 100,000 people attended this year’s Open House Chicago [Curbed Chicago]