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The Chicago Architecture Center offered a completely reimagined Open House Chicago for 2020 in support of public health. OHC 2020 featured nearly two dozen online programs and 25 self-guided, outdoor trails that showcased the fascinating architecture, culture and history of 20+ neighborhoods and select suburbs. Originally slated to run 10 days, October 16−25, OHC 2020 was extended by popular demand through November 1, 2020.

The CAC and the entire OHC community extend heartfelt thanks to everyone who took part in this expanded, 10th annual festival, reconfigured to encourage civic pride, support local businesses and highlight the City of Chicago’s INVEST South/West initiative.

Program content and timing for the 2021 festival will be announced at later dates.

Open House Chicago 2020 was made possible by generous support from Presenting Sponsor Wintrust and OHC 2020 Sponsors the National Endowment for the Humanities through its CARES Act grant program, the National Endowment for the Arts, the TAWANI Foundation, ComEd and Regenia Stein and Roland James. OHC 2020 Trail Sponsors were ComEd, Orren Pickell Building Group and Ozinga. OHC 2020 Partners were Choose Chicago, the Chicago Transit Authority and Open House Worldwide. OHC 2020 Media Sponsors were Chicago magazine, the Chicago Reader, WBEZ 91.5 Chicago and Vocalo Radio.