We envision a society where all people feel like they belong. Our Asian diaspora represents many cultures, languages, ethnicities, nationalities, and migration histories. We recognize that our communities are complex, similar and different. When we share our cultures, our struggles, and our histories, we offer each other a space to heal and celebrate. When we create community, all communities belong.  


Diversity - acknowledging our cultures and histories. 

Solidarity - recognizing our interconnectedness with ourselves and other communities of color. 

Peace - creating space for healing and unity. 

Collaboration - building relationships and co-creating. 

Intergenerational - connecting through stories. 

Celebration - celebrating our intersectional identities and cultures. 


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. 

Asian American Resource Center Mission, Vision and Values Statement is also available in the following languages: العربية (Arabic), ဗမာ (မြန်မာ) (Burmese),  中文 (简体)  (Chinese), हिन्दी (Hindi),  한국어 (Korean), and Tiếng Việt  (Vietnamese).   

Below is a list of facility spaces available to the general public. To learn more about reserving our spaces, please visit: www.austintexas.gov/page/asian-american-resource-center-rentals-and-reservations

  • Ballroom
  • Resource Library
  • Computer Lab
  • Intergenerational Community Garden
  • Community Meeting Rooms
  • Commercial Kitchen
  • Community Exhibits and Display Cases
  • Great Lawn 


 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 FY22. The AARC will take these responses into consideration while planning programs and events for this fiscal year.The deadline to submit your response is Jan. 10, 2022.



History of the AARC

Image of the AARC Timeline and history about the establishment of the facility


Tony Vo
Culture and Arts Education Manager 512-974-1690

Bianca Xoyamayagua-Galvan
Culture and Arts Education Supervisor 512-974-1696


Leila Grace Pandy
Culture and Arts Education Coordinator

Van Doan
Recreation Programs Specialist

Armin Panjvani
Marketing Rep A

Michael Miyasaki
Building and Grounds Assistant



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