Promoting Arts in Our Community

About AAAC About AAAC

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 Membership

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AAAC Staff

  • Stacy Braun, Executive Director – Email


AAAC Board of Directors

Angela Huff, President – Administrative Assistant
Josh Phillips, Vice President – graphic design, photographer
Angie Cleberg, Secretary/Treasurer – Communications & Impact Coordinator, United Way
Victoria Georgoff, Past President –  Dance Instructor –  Freelance Writer, Licensed Psychotherapist MA, LMHC, LCAC
Vanessa Barrie – photographer
Kathy Brumbaugh – Artist, Retired Development Director
Lexie Doerr – professor of art, NSU
David Eckert – Aberdeen Recreation & Cultural Center
Janet Hedges – Human Resources Supervisor – 3m
Dennis McDermott –  Musician, Band Instructor
Brad Olson – finance officer, Sanford
Lucas Quail, Dakota Broadcasting
Steve Thithavong
Gordon Tree Top – Aberdeen Public Schools

Art Agencies