Support the AACA

Who We Are

We're a 501c3 nonprofit trying to improve the lives of our fellow human beings through the power of art.

Where Your Gift Goes

Donations go directly to AACA operations. However, you can also direct your gift to one of our programs (i.e. The ArtWorks Center, ArtWorks Festival, or Historic Paramount Theatre). We promise to honor all directed donations, and all gifts are 100% tax-deductible.

Why Give

Give in memoriam of a loved one. To support our classes. To bring the ArtWorks Festival back for another year. To help push our community in the right direction.

How to Give

Stop by the ArtWorks Center, mail in your donation, or give online by clicking the "Donate" button below.


Paramount Preservation Fund

Since 1929, the Historic Paramount Theatre has been a landmark destination for entertainment in Austin, MN. Thousands of visitors and patrons have made lifelong memories under its starry sky and posed for photos under the iconic marquee. However, properly maintaining such an historic venue comes with tremendous costs, only a fraction of which are covered by ticket and concession revenue. Your generous gift to the Historic Paramount Theatre Preservation Fund will go a long way toward preserving the theatre you've come to cherish. Help us keep the stars shining for years to come.

Donations of $200 will receive recognition in our star book, $500 will receive a seat, and $1,000 and over will receive a plaque.

Keep the stars shining

AACA Endowment Fund

The AACA has established an endowment fund through the Austin Area Foundation. This fund is essential to the vitality and security of the AACA.

It will preserve gifts in perpetuity so they can power the AACA's 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 long into the future.

Endowment donors have a unique opportunity to watch their gifts have an impact today, with the assurance that their investment will fortify the AACA and touch countless lives for generations to come.

For additional information and to contribute to our endowment, please contact Jeff Baldus, Austin Area Foundation Executive Director by phone at 507-434-7494 or by e-mail at