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October 16−25, 2020

10 days. 20+ neighborhoods. Endless discoveries.

The Chicago Architecture Center looks forward to welcoming architecture lovers from across and beyond Chicago to enjoy an expanded Open House Chicago festival this October. The second-most widely attended event of its kind in the world, returning for a tenth consecutive year, Open House Chicago 2020 highlights architecturally, culturally and historically significant sites across “the city of neighborhoods,” with an intentional focus for 2020 on the city’s South and West Sides.

Attendees can look forward to both in-person and remotely accessible experiences that unlock fascinating stories about extraordinary neighborhoods across Chicago, through a new mobile app, interactive virtual programs and more!

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The CAC is committed to providing an OHC 2020 experience that limits the transmission of COVID-19 (coronavirus). All OHC 2020 activities will be offered online or outdoors in support of recommendations from public health officials for the State of Illinois and the City of Chicago; further guidance will be provided as our OHC 2020 dates approach. Unless and until otherwise noted, OHC 2020 will not include access to or tours of any building interiors or convene any groups; and all OHC 2020 attendees will be encouraged to wear face coverings at all times, and maintain six feet of social distance at a minimum while exploring any neighborhoods, except from others with whom they have already isolated. Review the CAC’s current safety policies for other offerings here.

Open House Chicago 2020 is made possible by Presenting Sponsor Wintrust Financial Corporation, the National Endowment for the Humanities through its CARES Act grant program, the National Endowment for the Arts, the TAWANI Foundation and ComEd.