COMMUNITY IMPACT

The positive impact of our annual event as told by our event attendees:


–  57% of our attendees have an “improved”opinion of the neighborhood(s) they visited during Doors Open Pittsburgh 2019.

–  64% of our attendees said they are “very likely” to return to the neighborhood(s) they visited because of their experience at Doors Open Pittsburgh 2019.

–  Nearly $30,810 was spent at local businesses by event attendees at Doors Open Pittsburgh 2019.

Comments from Pittsburgh Stakeholders:

“This fantastic event allows Pittsburghers the rare opportunity to appreciate the magnificent architecture throughout our city. Pittsburgh is lucky to have such a wonderful and diverse collection of buildings, and DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh reminds us all to look up and enjoy it.”
— Mayor Bill Peduto, City of Pittsburgh

“Doors Open Pittsburgh is a fantastic event that provides opportunities to explore areas of Downtown Pittsburgh that are not always available to an average visitor. From residential properties, to backstage and behind-the-scenes experiences, to the number of people who are curious about exploring Downtown, it has very quickly become a much-anticipated event that piques curiosity and brings thousands of visitors to our neighborhood. We are always pleased to partner with DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh and are excited about the new programming they are developing.”
— Jeremy Waldrup, President/CEO, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership

It is thrilling to participate in Doors Open Pittsburgh every year. We are all about getting Pittsburghers through our doors to experience quality arts and entertainment offerings and DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh allows us to showcase our historic theaters and spaces as destinations in and of themselves to entirely new audiences.”
— Marc Fleming, Vice President of Marketing, Communications, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

“VisitPITTSBURGH is proud to partner with DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh on what has become a fantastic annual event for the city. It provides the public an opportunity to explore Pittsburgh’s most historic and iconic buildings throughout Downtown and surrounding neighborhoods. And, allows us another opportunity to promote Pittsburgh to visitors and locals, alike.”
— Kristin Wenger, Communications Director, VisitPITTSBURGH

Comments from our 14,000+ visitors since 2016:

“Pittsburgh is awesome, and I already knew that.  But it is cool to discover new reasons to love it even more!” – anonymous, 2019 event survey

“We enjoyed walking around the city. There were buildings we saw on our walk we [have] never seen before. I [have] lived here my whole life…” – anonymous, 2019 event survey

“This was my first time to Pittsburgh, so I didn’t have [any] set expectations, but I was thrilled with what I saw.” – anonymous, 2019 event survey

“Cannot wait for next year’s tours. Telling everyone about this.” – anonymous, 2019 event survey

“I work downtown and have passed by many of these buildings, but Saturday was the first time I’ve ever been inside them. The architecture in Pittsburgh is some of the most beautiful anywhere. I’m looking forward to attending next year.” – D Shean, Facebook

“What a gem! My husband and I had a great time. I see this as a great opportunity to open all aspects of Pittsburgh government, culture, and business to “ordinary” residents, especially children, which is transformative!” – A. DeGregorgio, Facebook

“Such a fabulous event. Spent the past two days touring sites of Pittsburgh and the North Side that I [have] never seen in my life here as a Pittsburgher. Enjoyed it with the company of great friends and wonderful, knowledgeable and of course friendly volunteers at every site.  What an amazing event, showcasing our area and generating interest and revenue for local establishments…Already planning for next year for the sites we didn’t have time for this year” – E. Davis, Facebook

“I went last year and [am] going tomorrow and I loved it; so much fun. Seeing stuff the public can’t usually see. I recommended it to everyone it’s fun for the whole family. Shows a lot of history of our beautiful city.” – J Chambers, Facebook

“I would love to see DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh continue on throughout the years. This event is an incredibly great way to learn about the city and local government as well as the arts. I look forward to attending any future events as it takes a while as [there is] so much to see and learn!” – C Shermenti, Google

“The most beautiful architecture one can see of old and new buildings.  I recommend taking the tour for families and people of all ages.  You will come away with an education concerning the buildings and the people of Pittsburgh.”           – Island008, Trip Advisor

“We loved it!  2019 was our first Doors Open Pittsburgh, despite being Pittsburghers all of our lives.  It will not be our last!  We marveled at the beauty of the churches and the incredible architecture and history of the Downtown buildings from the age of Frick and Mellon…” – Bellinismom, Trip Advisor