Welcome to the Asian American Resource Center!

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.

The Asian American Resource Center is open, Monday – Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday 10am-4pm. View the Virtual Reality Tour of Asian American Resource Center.

Getting to the AARC

By car from US 183 N, exit Cameron Road. Turn right onto Cameron, go past Rutherford Lane, and the AARC will be on your right. From US 183 S, turn left on Cameron Road. Go past Rutherford Lane, and the AARC will be on your right. 

By bus, there are nearby stops for bus lines 10 and 325. If you need to cross Cameron Road, please note that the nearest crosswalks are at the light at Cross Park Drive and at Rutherford Lane. 

Parking is available onsite during regular hours. If the AARC lot is full, overflow parking is also available at the Austin Police Department Recruiting building that is next to the center and a short walk away. You can turn into the lot on Cameron Road.  

Announcements

The Ballroom will be closed for construction starting July 22, 2024 and will continue through October 2024.  

people practice for World Tai Chi Day in the great lawn at the AARC

Programs and Events

The AARC hosts a variety of cultural arts, health and heritage programs and events throughout the year. From our annual CelebrASIA festival in May to the Hyphenated Book Club series, Tones Fest music series, creative arts workshops, and more, there’s always something happening at the AARC! 

View our Event Calendar to see what’s coming up next.   


seniors stand in a line and hold up paper origami they created

Senior Program

AARC Senior Program is designed to address the intergenerational wellness and education needs of Austin residents, age 50 and up, with a focus on Asian American culture and community. AARC Senior Program is part of Austin Parks & Recreation Department Varsity Generation and Congregate Meal Program. 

For more information and to join the program, go to AARC Senior Programming.


a man and woman look at a painting during a gallery opening

Exhibits

The AARC’s Community Art Exhibit Program displays artworks year-round that celebrate the diverse and dynamic cultural heritage, lived experience, creativity and identity-making by Asian American Pacific Islanders artists. 

See what’s currently on display at the AARC Exhibits.  


the AARC ballroom with tables set up and projector screen on stage

Rentals

The AARC provides a variety of indoor and outdoor rentals spaces for community events, non-profit events, business events, meetings, lectures, classes, banquets, and more.

For more information and to reserve a room, go to AARC Rentals and Reservations


people sit on blankets on the floor in the AARC ballroom to enjoy performances from the Tones music series

Get Involved

We offer a variety of ways for people to get involved at the AARC. From volunteer opportunities, contract instruction, collaborations and more, join the AARC to build community and to find your place! Learn more on the Get Involved page.

 

Page last updated: July 9, 2024

To report an error or problem on this site, please contact aarc@austintexas.gov