In 1984, the Doors Open/Open House movement actually got it’s start in Europe – like all the cool things do!

To date, there are 40+ European cities that present this event, and eight or so other US cities who also present this event.

Doors Open Pittsburgh (DOP) was founded in 2016 as a non-profit by Bonnie Baxter, a native Pittsburgher, who was inspired after attending Open House Chicago while living in Chicago.

Doors Open Pittsburgh is “grass-roots” in the truest sense, with Bonnie serving as the full-time Executive Director, responsible for all day-to-day activities necessary to make this event happen.

As for staff, there isn’t any, but DOP has been fortunate to have an event-day contingency of amazing volunteers, and friends along the way to help!