On the 14-15th of October, the Chicago Architecture Center is highlighting over 20 community areas with a free self-guided tour available to download through the app. This year’s event, presented by Wintrust, encourages visitors to explore a vast roster filled with over 150+ architectural, cultural, and historically significant sites.
Illinois residents, you can also explore the Chicago Architecture Center for free starting from October 1-16 by showing your CAC app download at the ticket counter. There will also be additional opportunities for engagement throughout the new app all October long as the remodeled CAC mobile app features new thematic self-guided tours such as Murales in Pilsen, Paseo Boricua, Bungalows of Hermosa, Modern Living in Chatham, and many more.
The free October access and new exhibits tie in with the Chicago Architecture Center’s 13th annual Open House Chicago 2023. Known as one of over 50 similar festivals in cities across the globe, Open House Chicago is part of the overarching Open House Family. There are so many extraordinary places to explore during the Open House. Keep reading to learn more about the schedule, open house exhibits, and the redesigned CAC app.
Tour returning favorites like the Central Park Theatre, Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica, Dank Haus, Givins Castle, Herman Miller Fulton Market, Boxville, The Forum, Chinese American Museum of Chicago, McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum, and many more expansive venues.
There are new communities participating this year, from Chatham and Hermosa, (highlighted by the Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center and the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Branch Library), along with the Austin Branch Library, Architectural Artifacts, Center for the Arts, Access Living Headquarters, Fulton East, Oak Park Public Library and the Oak Park Conservatory.
Don’t miss out on a new exhibit at the Chicago Architecture Center, SAY IT LOUD, which showcases a global traveling activation that “elevates the work and identities of local, diverse designers in collaboration with the National Organization of Minority Architects”.
CAC app users will be able to explore the city with in-app restaurants, coffee shops, and store recommendations in Open House Chicago neighborhoods.
Become a Chicago Architecture Center member here if you want to receive a Priority Access Pass– allowing you to skip the lines at each Open House Chicago site.
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[Featured photo via: Chicago Architecture Center]