Photo of the African American Cultural and Heritage Facility building

African American Cultural and Heritage Facility

Two facilities that offer arts, business, cultural and entertainment programming.


The facility is currently closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The City of Austin Economic Development Department’s African American Cultural and Heritage Facility (AACHF) plays an integral role in the City of Austin’s long-term commitment to protecting and enhancing the quality of life for African Americans. Named after the state-designated African Cultural Heritage District, the African American Cultural and Heritage Facility adds to the area’s cultural significance by offering arts, business, cultural and entertainment programming. 

The facility also houses the Greater Austin Black Chamber and the Office of Arts and Cultural Resources. Parking is available and accessible from Juniper Street. 

The Pivot – Livestream Video Podcast

“The Pivot” was a livestream video podcast aired during the pandemic, featuring topics and discussions about the East Austin community. Each segment features interviews and musical performances from local musicians. You can relive “The Pivot” podcast episodes during the Austin City Council lunch breaks Thursdays at noon on KAZI FM 88.7 | Austin Community Radio, Inc. and Learn more about The Pivot.


Get Involved

The facility aims to nurture and preserve the artistic legacy of the African American Culture and Heritage District through partnerships, programs and events. Partnering programs must be offered to the public free of charge. If you’re interested in partnering or volunteering, please contact us at 512-974-2445 or email

The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request - including translation and interpretation services. For assistance, please contact the Economic Development Department at 512-974-7819 or Relay Texas 7-1-1.