The Austin Area Commission for the Arts envisions a vibrant and successful community enriched by diverse arts, entertainment and cultural activities.

Michael Veldman & Friends Holiday Performance: VIP Ticket Packages Available September 16th. 
VIP ticket holders are cordially invited to attend a champagne brunch and silent auction at the Hormel Historic Home on Saturday, December 6th at 11am, followed by a matinee performance at 2pm at the Paramount Theatre. Cost for this package is $50* and includes brunch, mimosas, and a ticket to the show. Call (507) 434-0934 or visit the Austin ArtWorks Center at 300 N. Main St. to purchase yours! (Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm) 

*Members of the Hormel Historic Home or AACA receive $5 discount per ticket.

Paramount Theatre

The Historic Paramount Theatre is a venue utilized to present high quality performing 
artists to our community. The space is also available to the Austin community and surrounding area for local performing arts events. While accomplishing these activities, the AACA is committed to maintaining the theatre's status on the National Register of Historic Places. 

ArtWorks Festival

Now in its third year, the Austin ArtWorks Festival is an annual two-day event at the end of August that celebrates the visual, performing, and literary artists from our area. It is hosted in the Historic Downtown Power Plant.

ArtWorks Center

Tuesday - Saturday
10:00am - 5:00pm
**special class and event times also
Austin ArtWorks Center
is a space for our creative community to learn, create, display, and perform in all artistic avenues.


Overseeing these programs is The Austin Area Commission for the Arts (AACA)--an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The AACA envisions a vibrant and successful community enriched by diverse arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. We will accomplish this vision through our mission to identify, engage, and support the development and advancement of diverse arts, entertainment, and cultural activities that benefit people in Austin and the surrounding area.