Asian American Resource Center Building

The mission of the Asian American Resource Center (AARC) is to provide spaces, services, resources, and programs through an Asian American Pacific Islander perspective. The vision is to empower Austin's diverse communities through cultural understanding and life-enhancing opportunities.

Starting August 30, 2021, the Asian American Resource Center is open with modified operations, Monday – Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday 10am-4pm. We are also continuing to provide virtual events for the community. Visit our Events Calendar to learn more. View the Virtual Reality Tour of Asian American Resource Center.

Current onsite activities available:

  • Modified Senior Program (Registration Required)
  • Exhibits (Registration Required)
  • Outdoor exercise equipment (self guided)
  • Senior garden (self guided)
  • View outdoor exhibits (self guided)
  • Self-guided meditation in Zen Garden (Please call 512-974-1700 or email us at to make a reservation)
  • Rentals at 50% Capacity

Visitors and staff must stay at least 6 feet apart. Individuals over the age of two are required to wear a face covering unless expressly exempted in Section 2. Restrooms and water fountains are not available for public use.

Upcoming Events and Digital Programs

AARC Exhibits Banner Featuring a metal sculpture and a black and white photo by two artists

AARC's exhibits are free and open to visitors by appointment. Visit to make an appointment to visit or learn more about other AARC programs and events!


tones: sounds of Asian America 

tones event banner featuring two women playing guitar, and a man with yellow hair staring into the camera. Text reads the asian american resource center presents tones sounds of Asian America, featuring seela, peelander-yellow, shirley zhu, with amit motwani, on September 18, Doors at 6PM, music at 7PM

tones: sounds of Asian America has been a monthly [virtual] series since December 2020 featuring local Asian American artists from across generations and genres that shared intimate performances showcasing their contributions to the sounds of Asian America.

The September 18th show will be our first live show and will also be simultaneously livestreamed to be enjoyed either in person or from home!

Performances by Seela, Shirley Zhu (fuvk), Peelander-Yellow and Dance with Amit Motwani, AKA DJ Dan Singh. Show emceed by Tåsi, a local rapper, poet, and archivist and co-curator of tones.

Tickets are FREE, but reservations are required. Tickets available at starting August 9, 2021.

Senior Programs

Senior Programs Banner

AARC staff is excited to start offering limited wellness classes at the facility and continue virtual classes starting August 30th. Learn more visiting:


Upcoming Facility Projects

Water Quality Project

Virtual Info August 8, 2021 Recording.

Learn more and attend the info session here.

Map of AARC showing Water Quality Project

Phase II Expansion Plan: Performing Arts Center

This project focuses on the addition of a performing arts space and associated site improvements. Learn more about the Phase II project here

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illustrated drawing of AARC map for phase two