Open House Chicago: Bigger than ever for 2018

Open House Chicago: Bigger than ever for 2018

One of the largest architecture festivals in the world, the Chicago Architecture Center's (CAC) Open House Chicago (OHC) takes place this weekend, Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14 from 9 to 5 both days (some sites have shorter hours so check ahead) at more than 280 sites in city neighborhoods and two suburbs--Oak Park and Evanston.

One of the unique sites open to visitors at the OHC is the Airstream Trailer at 1807 W. Sunnyside. Photo: Eric Allix Rogers

One of the unique sites open to visitors at the OHC is the Airstream Trailer at 1807 W. Sunnyside. Photo: Eric Allix Rogers

OHC is a free event that offers the public access to a variety of architecturally significant buildings--many rarely open to the public--including repurposed mansions, stunning skyscrapers, opulent theaters, exclusive private clubs, industrial facilities, private offices and breathtaking sacred spaces.

New this year is a Family Festival at CAC's just-opened state-of-the-art Architecture Center at 111 East Wacker Dr.

Now in its eight year, Open House Chicago, has expanded every year. Additional neighborhood's for Open House 2018 include Beverly and Morgan Park on the far southwest side, and Austin, on the far west side.

About the free Family Festival and the CAC 

  • The Chicago Architecture Center’s programming includes extensive offerings for youth and students.
  • Families can experience our hands-on programs year-round in the ArcelorMittal Design Studio.
  • During OHC weekend, drop in between 10am–4pm to learn about the city’s iconic skyscrapers, create take-home projects and pick up a special guide for family-friendly OHC sites.
  • Bring your family to the new Chicago Architecture Center to build your own mixed-media skyscraper and pick up an “I Spy” activity guide. And check out our two household “Friends & Family” membership for extra savings.

For more information check www.openhousechicago.org.

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