Aberdeen Area Arts Council
About the Aberdeen Area Arts Council

A healthy arts scene stimulates our minds and souls.

Organized in 1969, the Aberdeen Area Arts Council (AAAC) is funded through memberships, the City of Aberdeen, grants from the SD Arts Council, and other grants.

A 501c(3) organization, the AAAC works to provide varied programming each year. In addition to programming, the AAAC works to promote arts events and organizations in Aberdeen by providing a time each month on a local radio show to discuss the upcoming events, arranging full page arts ads in the local newspaper and facilitating meetings of those involved in the arts in Aberdeen. The council works closely with South Dakotans for the Arts to keep current on arts advocacy issues.

Programming presented annually includes events such as Arts in the Park, Winterfest, Storybook Land Festival, Storybook Land Theatre, and the Membership Extravaganza. The AAAC also co-sponsors the ARCC Dance Program. The council has also had the privilege of hosting the Midwest World Fest Project (international music ensembles spend an week in Aberdeen), National Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Choir Boys, the vonTrapp Children, Nutcracker, SD Symphony Chamber Orchestra and various professional dance companies through South Dakota Dance on Tour.

The purpose of the Council is to enhance the quality of life through the Arts by initiating, sponsoring, and encouraging art opportunities and promoting the Arts through education in the Aberdeen area.

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605 226 1557
225 3rd Ave SE
Aberdeen, SD 57401
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