Learn About Neighborhood Buildings as you “Stroll Through the Streets” of Minneapolis

During this time of isolation and social distancing due to COVID 19, and as the weather becomes nicer, many of us are venturing outside. As we take walks, “Strolls Through the Streets” is a new initiative that provides interesting information about venues and buildings in Minneapolis neighborhoods.

By going online to www.DoorsOpenMinneapolis.org and clicking on the “Strolls Through the Streets” link, individuals will find venues by neighborhood and can learn architectural facts about each venue as well as how organizations inside are responding to this pandemic.

As producer Scott Mayer notes, “As we stay in place, our world becomes much smaller. It underscores even more why feeling a sense of community with the people close to you has become more essential. Having an opportunity to learn more about the places around us, whether by reading about them or experiencing them on walks while maintaining social distancing, is something Doors Open Minneapolis is happy to facilitate.”

Doors Open Minneapolis is encouraging walkers to share the exterior of their favorite venue – whether it be their home or a favorite building – and share the photo on Instagram.

WHAT: “Strolls Through the Streets” provides information about more than 30 venues throughout the City of Minneapolis that walkers can enjoy without having to enter the building.

WHO: Individuals can post an image of their favorite venue to Instagram using the hashtag #dompls along with 100 words or less explaining why it’s their favorite place. One person will be selected to receive $250 cash and the opportunity to direct $250 to one of several COVID-19 relief-based organizations.

WHEN: The contest begins May 4, 2020 and end May 11, 2020. The winner will be notified by May 25.


1. Anyone can participate.
2. Photos must be taken of the exterior of a building in Minneapolis and including people wearing masks is encouraged!
3. All photos must be submitted via Instagram using hashtag #dompls by no later than midnight May 11, 2020.
4. The photo that the judges deem to be most representative of Doors Open Minneapolis wins, and becomes the property of Doors Open Minneapolis.

About Doors Open Minneapolis:

Doors Open Minneapolis is a weekend-long event to be held September 12-13 that gives the public free, behind-the-scenes access to over 110 buildings in the City of Minneapolis that are architecturally, culturally, or socially significant. From theaters to business hubs, sacred spaces to private clubs, sports complexes to engineering wonders, historical gems to not-even-open-yet buildings, Doors Open Minneapolis gives visitors the opportunity to have meaningful conversations with many of the people who make these venues the marvels that they are. Doors Open is a chance to venture into new neighborhoods, learn the stories of Minneapolis’ buildings, and experience the rich and diverse cultures of our community.

Doors Open Minneapolis is produced in collaboration with the City of Minneapolis and AIA-MN, presented by Comcast, and sponsored by the Minneapolis Foundation, Andersen Windows & Doors, Commonwealth Commercial, Xcel Energy, Braun Intertec, Emanuelson Podas, Bellisio, United Properties, Harris, Fluid Interiors, IATSE, ESG Architects, AirVuz, Metro Transit, Tunheim, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, Star Tribune, My Talk Radio, WCCO Television, City Pages, OutFront Media, and The Development Tracker.

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