Doors Open Sponsorship

Partner with Historic Milwaukee, Inc. in an ambitious, highly visible event that will attract thousands of participants! Doors Open Milwaukee puts a bright spotlight on Milwaukee’s outstanding cultural and architectural assets, supporting our image as a world-class city with dynamic global economic significance.

Doors Open Milwaukee is a two-day public celebration of Milwaukee’s art, architecture, culture and history organized by Historic Milwaukee, Inc. This event offers behind the scenes tours of more than 150 buildings throughout Milwaukee’s downtown and neighborhoods and in-depth tours led by community leaders. The sixth-annual Doors Open Milwaukee, held on September 17 and 18, 2016, attracted more than 31,600 attendees who made 138,680 site visits to unique places throughout Milwaukee.

Featured photo of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church by Gary Koch taken during Doors Open 2016.


SITE SPONSOR: $1,000

  • Logo featured in a special ad in the Sunday, September 17, 2017 Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Doors Open guide to more than 150,000 readers in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha counties.
  • 100,000+ visual impressions through Historic Milwaukee, Inc.’s social media and email marketing campaigns.
  • Prominent listing on the doorsopenmilwaukee.org homepage and multiple mentions on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites.


FRIEND SPONSOR: $2,500

  • Front-page logo in Doors Open event guide.
  • 1/8 page ad in event guide to be distributed by the Journal Sentinel Sunday, September 17, 2017 to more than 150,000 readers in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha counties.
    100,000+ visual impressions through Historic Milwaukee, Inc. social media and email marketing campaigns.
  • Prominent listing on the doorsopenmilwaukee.org homepage and multiple mentions on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites
  • Friend Sponsor recognition in Echo, HMI’s member magazine. Distribution 3,000.


EVENT SPONSOR: $5,000

  • Front-page logo in Doors Open event guide.
  • Quarter page ad in Doors Open event guide to be distributed by the Journal Sentinel Sunday, September 17, 2017 to more than 150,000 readers in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha counties.
  • 100,000+ visual impressions through Historic Milwaukee, Inc. social media and email marketing campaigns.
  • Prominent listing on the doorsopenmilwaukee.org homepage and multiple mentions on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites.
  • Event Sponsor recognition in Echo, HMI’s member magazine. Distribution 3,000.
    Six Personalized VIP Passes to attend any in-depth tour with front line privileges.


CONTRIBUTING SPONSOR: $10,000

  • Front-page logo in Doors Open event guide.
  • Half page ad in Doors Open event guide to be distributed by the Journal Sentinel Sunday, September 17, 2017 to more than 150,000 readers in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha counties.
  • 100,000+ visual impressions through Historic Milwaukee, Inc. social media and email marketing campaigns.
  • Prominent listing on the doorsopenmilwaukee.org homepage and multiple mentions on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites.
  • Event Sponsor recognition in Echo, HMI’s member magazine. Distribution 3,000.
  • Ten Personalized VIP Passes to attend any in-depth tour with front line privileges.
  • Event Headquarter Representation: Doors Open headquarters will be held at Michigan between
  • Water St and Broadway. Sponsor will be invited to table at the block party and have a banner prominently displayed.


PRESENTING SPONSOR: $25,000

  • Headline Presence and full-page color ad in Event Guide
  • Prominent front-page logo and a full page ad in Doors Open event guide to be distributed by the Journal Sentinel Sunday, September 17, 2017 to more than 150,000 readers in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha counties.
  • Presenting sponsor logo on 100+ large vinyl building banners used as marketing from early August through Sept. 23-24th.
    100,000+ visual impressions through Historic Milwaukee, Inc. social media and email marketing campaigns.
  • Prominent listing on the doorsopenmilwaukee.org homepage and multiple mentions on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites.
    Presenting Sponsor recognition in Echo, HMI’s member magazine. Distribution 3,000.
  • In-Depth tickets: Presenting sponsor logo and recognition on online tickets for in-depth tours.
  • More than 2,000 in-depth tour slots are sold in August and September as part of Doors Open.
  • VIP Tour Passes: 20 Personalized VIP Passes to attend any in-depth tour with front line privileges.
  • Event Headquarter Representation: Doors Open headquarters will be held at Michigan between Water St and Broadway. Sponsor will be invited to table at the block party and have a banner prominently displayed.