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 



The 2023 AARC Annual Report is now live!

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 will be available in Chinese (Simplified), Korean, Vietnamese, Arabicand Burmese.



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

Fabian Duran

Event Coordinator | 512-974-1698

Seon-Ju Seung-Bickley

Marketing Representative A | 512-974-1700

Leila Grace Pandy

Culture and Arts Education Coordinator | 512-974-1699   

Van Doan

Culture & Arts Education Coordinator512-974-1691

Melissa Canlapan

Administrative Specialist | 512- 974-1695


Quinn In

Exhibit Specialist | 512-974-1697

Miranda de la Rea

Recreation Program Specialist | 512-974-1700

Michael Miyasaki

Building and Grounds Assistant| 512-974-1700



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