Aaron Beadner

Aaron Beadner is Orange City Arts’ resident expert on building communities. After all, he does it often and well when he plays the Settlers of Catan, a board game that’s one of his favorite pastimes. Not that he has a ton of time, not with two kids, a third on the way, and a job at Northwestern where he builds community by way of a variety of student programs. He loves movies in general, musicals in particular, and thinks OCA’s summer Onstage is just about textbook-perfect in bringing people together. If community is “knowing each other and being known,” Aaron says, “art helps us discover each other.”