Our Mission

DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh, Inc is non-profit, 501c3

OUR MISSION:

DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh celebrates Pittsburgh’s unique heritage by providing visual storytelling and education INSIDE iconic and newly designed buildings.  

HOW DO WE IMPLEMENT OUR MISSION:

DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh celebrates our diverse communities and appreciation for Pittsburgh’s unique heritage, variant architectural assets, and the need for continued preservation by providing access to dozens of buildings to the general public.  The general public is invited INSIDE our City's buildings and are provided behind-the-scenes access, or just the opportunity to explore. 

We do this in a couple of ways every year:

  • Annual Event  
    • Doors Open Pittsburgh occurs every October (typically the first weekend of the month)
    • Up to 60 buildings are opened across a couple of select neighborhoods
    • Hundreds of volunteers and building staff are on-hand to welcome visitors during the weekend event
  • Specialty Tours 
    • These are thematic, guided tour experiences that are offered throughout the year

IMPACT ON OUR COMMUNITY:

DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh serves Pittsburghers the opportunity to gain a first-hand appreciation of our heritage, architectural and cultural assets, so that we can better understand our past, present and potential future through this visual storytelling experience.

The positive impact of the annual event, Doors Open Pittsburgh, as told by our 2018 event attendees (2019 update forthcoming):

-   77% of our attendees have an "improved" opinion of the neighborhood they visited during Doors Open Pittsburgh 2018.

-  70% of our attendees said they would return to that neighborhood because of the experience at Doors Open Pittsburgh 2018.

-  Nearly $40,000 was spent at local businesses by event attendees at Doors Open Pittsburgh 2018.





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