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.

Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, the AARC will be closed to the public beginning on Friday, July 3. Read more here.

Perlas ng Austin: A Virtual Pista

Saturday, September 26th / 3pm -4:30pm

Celebrate the history and culture of the Central Texas Filipino Community with a Virtual Pista! The Asian American Resource Center (AARC), Austin Filipino American Association (AFAA) and Austin History Center (AHC) present Perlas ng Austin: A Virtual Pista on Saturday, September 26th at 3pm.  The Perlas ng Austin exhibit, featuring photographs from The Austin History Center archives and cultural objects curated by Austin Filipino American Association, is brought to life in a virtual Pista (Sa Nayon). A Pista is a celebration of Filipino culture and brings together all the Filipino culture has to offer. Join us for this virtual journey of the history and programs of AFAA and current exhibitions, Perlas NG Austin and Colonized Women by Fran Flaherty, along with performing arts and cooking demonstrations. Perlas NG Austin: A Virtual Pista will be streaming on multiple online platforms. No registration is required.

AARC Facebook
Austin Filipino American Association Facebook
Austin History Center Facbeook
AARC Instagram
Austin History Center Instagram
Austin Parks and Recreation Youtube

Digital Programs

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In light of the recent Stay Home-Work Safe Order requiring residents to stay home as much as possible, the AARC is offering free digital programs for the public! From lessons and interactive arts and crafts to artist talks and virtual galleries, the AARC offers engaging programming every week beginning in early April.

Summer 2020 Exhibits

The AARC will partially reopen our facility for exhibit viewing only via reservation. Our new hours will be Monday-Friday, 10am – 6pm. There will be limited number of reservation spots in order to maintain the safety for visitors and city staff. You must make a reservation to view the Summer 2020 exhibits by selecting a day/time at our Eventbrite or calling 512-974-1700.

Report COVID-19 Racism

Across the United States there has been a spike in incidences of racial harassment and violence (hate-crimes) related to the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to report and track cases of racial harassment and violence, a coalition of Austin/Travis-county organizations has developed the following survey.

This survey aligns with a national one used to track cases across the country. Please share this survey widely. The coalition will follow-up on all reported incidences, and it will seek to provide support to those who need it.


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The AARC is calling for submissions for “Share Our Story,” an online series where seniors/older adults share favorite family memories. Staying connected with our families is so important during this "Stay Home, Work Safe" Order that we would love to share stories, recipes, and memories that inspire us during this time. Every other week, the AARC will pose a topic and ask seniors/older adults to submit a photo with a short caption or a short story. Click here to learn more.

Senior Programs

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The Asian American Resource Center (AARC) senior programming is suspended until further notice. Check digital programing page for virtual activities and events for seniors.