The first-ever Doors Open Minneapolis is now history and, by every indication, this inaugural city-wide celebration was a resounding success.
Held the weekend of May 18-19, Doors Open Minneapolis gave the public free, behind-the-scenes access to unique venues throughout the city that are architecturally, culturally or socially significant. A total of 112 organizations participated in Doors Open Minneapolis, with more than 71,000 visits made by the public in just 14 hours.
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, who visited seven venues himself, was thrilled with the outcome of this inaugural event.
“Doors Open brought people together in an extraordinary way – all with the express purpose of celebrating Minneapolis and the buildings and businesses that have helped make it a world-class city,” said Frey. “Thanks to the Doors Open volunteers, sponsors, and participants, we found a new way to tell Minneapolis’ story, and their commitment made year one a huge success.”
Some of the most popular stops over the weekend were the Minneapolis Scottish Rites temple, the Prospect Park ‘Witches Hat’ Tower and the main U.S. Post office in downtown. The Federal Reserve Bank attracted the most traffic with more than 5,900 guests.
Here’s a fun look at Doors Open Minneapolis 2019!
Comcast was the presenting sponsor of the inaugural Doors Open Minneapolis event, taking the opportunity to highlight its commitment to connecting people to what’s most important.
“For Comcast, Doors Open Minneapolis was everything we hoped it would be and so much more,” said Jill Hornbacher, Director, External Communications, Comcast. “From seeing all the people exploring the city’s buildings and hearing their stories to connecting to customers, consumers and the community, Comcast was proud to be the presenting sponsor and help people get a renewed sense of pride in the great city of Minneapolis.”
In addition to its sponsorship support, Comcast provided mobile device charging stations at a variety of Doors Open Minneapolis locations to help keep visitors powered up during the event. Partner businesses included Hewing Hotel, Surly Brewing and Woodchuck.
The dates have already been set for Doors Open Minneapolis next year– May 16-17, 2020 – be sure to mark your calendars!