The Binational Alliance invites you to join us this June to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Doors Open Niagara and launch of the Binational Heritage Peace Garden Trail – an 1812 Bicentennial Legacy Project permanently connecting the built heritage, architecture & garden landscapes of the Southern Great Lakes.
You’ll enjoy 10 amazing days of special events, tours, exhibits and performances, culminating in the free Doors Open Niagara weekend between Friday, June 15 and Sunday, June 17.
On June 8, we’ll be kicking off Architecture Week in the binational Niagara Region, with a special focus on the architecture of the 19th century. Jackson Triggs Stratus and Southbrook Wineries in Niagara-on-the-Lake will be offering architectural tours of their sites and Jackson Triggs is the location of our special Doors Open Niagara 10th Anniversary celebration on Saturday evening, June 9. We’ll be highlighting the architecture of binational Niagara through video, photographic and architectural exhibits and opening the doors to the next decade of Doors Open Niagara through dance and music in a new cross-border collaboration of Canadian and American dancers from Toronto’s Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, Buffalo’s Configuration Dance Theatre, and the works of artists Amy Taravella, Lacey Smith and Veronica Lake. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, May 22 – go to doorsopenniagara.com.
Between June 9 and 14, the 35 heritage sites and Peace Gardens involved in 2012 Doors Open will be offering a variety of special exhibits, lectures, tours and programs and from Friday June 15 to Sunday June 17, they will offer free entry to all visitors to these sites during the Doors Open weekend.
The 2012 Art of Architecture and Architage photography contests are open to all visitors and participants in Doors Open and there will be a variety of prizes and opportunities for the winning photographers to exhibit their works in galleries and museums on both sides of the border. And a special downloadable passport will entitle participants to enter into a grand prize getaway in Niagara later this summer. For complete details about the Doors Open 10th Anniversary celebrations and to purchase tickets to the June 9 event at Jackson Triggs, go to doorsopenniagara.com.