Promoting Arts in Our Community
Organized in 1967, the Aberdeen Area Arts Council (AAAC) is funded through memberships, the City of Aberdeen, grants from the SD Arts Council, and other grants. Its mission 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. We serve six counties in northeast South Dakota – Brown, Spink, Day, Edmunds, Marshall and McPherson.
A 501c(3) organization, the AAAC promotes arts in our community by hosting varied programming, co-sponsoring the ARCC Dance program, sharing information about each month’s events through radio, newspaper and Facebook and facilitating meetings of those involved in the arts. We also work 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. Please visit our AAAC events page for a list of all upcoming AAAC events and our Area Arts Calendar for all arts events in the community.
AAAC Board of Directors
Kathy Brumbaugh – Artist, Retired Development Director
David Eckert – Aberdeen Recreation & Cultural Center
Ioana Hojda – Assistant Director of International Recruitment and Admissions – NSU
Josh Phillips – Graphic Designer
Josh Phillips, Secretary/Treasurer – Graphic Designer
Rosemary Duch, Past President – Community Arts Supporter
Angie Cleberg – Executive Assistant
Janet Hedges – Human Resources Supervisor – 3m
Wende Lewis – Community Arts Supporter
Dennis McDermott – Musician, Band Instructor