Asian American Resource Center Building

The Asian American Resource Center’s mission is to create a space of belonging and healing for Asian American communities in Austin and beyond. We do this through community collaborations and partnerships; providing rental space; organizing cultural, educational and health wellness programs; and curating art and historical exhibitions. We lead with our values and our vision, so that our diverse communities are supported and connected.

Starting November 15, 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 both virtual and in person 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:

  1. Modified Senior Program (Registration Required)
  2. Exhibits 
  3. Outdoor exercise equipment (self guided)
  4. Senior garden (self guided)
  5. Computer Lab
  6. Self-guided meditation in Zen Garden
  7. Rentals and Community Rooms

Visitors and staff are asked to sign in at the front desk. Visitors and staff are recommend to maintain physical distance. Individuals over the age of two are required to wear a face covering unless expressly exempted in Section 2.

Summer Camp June 5 to August 12, Youth 5 to 15 years, teen 12 to 15 years.

Stay tuned for information about Totally Cool Totally Art's Teen Summer Program at the AARC! More details on the program offerings and registration coming this spring! In the meantime, learn more about 2022 summer camp offerings from the Parks and Recreation Department!

AARC Annual Report October 2020 - September 2021. 2021 in Review. AARC staff in festive outfits next to the lotus statue.

The AARC Annual Report highlights the center's past fiscal year's events, exhibits, programs, and the communities served. Translated text for the AARC Annual Report are available in Chinese (Simplified)KoreanVietnameseArabic, and Burmese. After reviewing the annual report, please take a couple of minutes to take our AARC Program Planning Survey for FY23. The AARC will take these responses into consideration while planning programs and events for next fiscal year.The deadline to submit your response is Jan. 10, 2022.

Current Exhibits

Zoe Watt's 迷失之间 (Lost Between)

Peter Shen's Doors 

Kevin Luo's Tradition's Rebirth in Modern Austin 

Neena Buxani's - A Sari Draped World

 

Senior Programs

Senior Programs Banner

AARC staff is excited to offer limited wellness classes at the facility and continue virtual classes. Learn more by visiting: www.austintexas.gov/page/aarc-senior-programming

 

 

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

To stay informed about the Phase II Community Engagement Plan, sign up to our newsletter.

illustrated drawing of AARC map for phase two