> Doors Open Minneapolis is a weekend-long event that allows the public free, behind-the-scenes access to 115 buildings in the City of Minneapolis that are architecturally, culturally, or socially significant. The inaugural event will take place May 18–19, 2019. AIA Minneapolis is a partnering sponsor of this new civic celebration.

Many of the participating venues are AIA-member-designed, including over 20 that have won local, regional, or national AIA awards. At a number of these venues, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with your peers who worked on these projects.

Plan your weekend here and explore the program guide here.

> AIA Minnesota is sponsoring two special events, put on in collaboration with Juxtaposition Arts, Twin Cities Public Television, and Mill City Museum, during Doors Open at Mill City Museum.

From 10:00 am-2:30 pm on both days in the Rail Corridor, explore the 21st Century Development framework in an accessible, family-friendly, hands-on activity developed by Juxtaposition Arts, designing cities inspired by childhood memories.

From 10:30 am-4:30 pm on both days, stop in the West Engine House Theater to view highlights of Twin Cities PBS Minnesota Experience films, selected by AIA Minnesota staff and Jim Crow of the North director Daniel Bergin to shed light on Minneapolis’s complex history relating to the built environment. Seen the videos? Share your reflections here!

Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN 55401

> Interested in volunteering? There are a number of ways you can be involved.

Greeters will be the faces of Doors Open Minneapolis, greeting visitors at venues and ensuring they have a fun and informative experience. Sign up to be a Greeter here.

Lead Volunteers will keep the weekend running smoothly by making sure volunteers have the supplies and information they need. Lead Volunteers will also help with pre-event set-up and tear-down.

Subject Matter Experts will be familiar with a specific venue, and are enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge with the public through conversation and tours.

Shifts will vary based on volunteer role. 

Register to be a Greeter here. If you are interested in more information on being a Lead Volunteer or Subject Matter Expert, or supporting the activities at Mill City Museum, please contact Ann Mayhew.