An Architectural Celebration of Denver

Doors Open Denver weekend is upon us! With almost 70 free and open sites to explore, 47 Insider Tours and nearly a dozen arts and culture activities, the event is sure to provide a beautiful face-to-face experience with architecture and design in our city.

Doors Open Denver is the premier event showcasing the richness and history of Denver’s built environment. Presented by the Denver Architectural Foundation, the event takes place on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24, 2016 at various locations throughout Denver.

The event will be headquartered at the iconic Denver Union Station and feature Denver structures that include high-profile, historic and artistic feats of architecture and design.

“Architecture and design are key elements in the form, function and aesthetics of our community. Doors Open Denver extends this value and aims for event participants to observe and engage with the built environment through an artistic and cultural lens,” said Pauline Herrera Serianni, executive director of the Denver Architectural Foundation.

This year, with the support of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Doors Open Denver is excited to offer arts and culture activities at multiple participating Doors Open Denver sites and other Denver locations. These activities include Grannie Does Graffiti Art Pop-Up on the Clyfford Still Museum lawn, a Botanic Gardens Conservatory-Inspired Fashion Exhibition, architecturally-inspired silk screening on tote bags and more.

In celebration of the event weekend, Doors Open Denver invites the public to join the Doors Open Denver Social on Saturday, April 23 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at The Museum Residences. 

Attendees are invited to admire the Denver skyline from the rooftop terrace of The Museum Residences, while enjoying light hors d'oeuvres and drinks from Infinite Monkey Theorem and 10th Mountain Whiskey. The event will feature Spinphony, one of Denver's most talented musical acts and local photographer JC Buck as he hosts a walking tour of his Denver architectural portfolio. 

Get your tickets to the Doors Open Denver Social!

For a full list of open sites, Insider Tours and Bonfils-Stanton arts and culture activities, please visit