corvallis, oregon

GKC July 18-19 2015
Celebrating a quarter century of innovation and creativity

Press/Media Kit

da Vinci Days
Corvallis, Oregon
a celebration of art, science, and technology
third weekend in July
OSU Lower Campus and downtown Corvallis

da Vinci Days unleashes hundreds of outstanding artists, engineers, teachers, community organizations, and individuals in multiple venues in Corvallis. The three-day sensory experience is inspired by the Renaissance man himself, Leonardo da Vinci.

Where else can you find...
art that makes you think, a juggling physics lesson, a race of human-powered all-terrain vehicles, Grammy-Award-winning music, street performers, a community art project, a sidewalk chalk event, and the latest research in wave energy and other science and technology breakthroughs--all in one place?
For more information contact:

da Vinci Days
PO Box 1883
Corvallis, OR 97339

Phone: 541-757-6363

Usage Agreement

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Festival Highlights

What's in a Name?

The Festival is named for Leonardo da Vinci, whose creative renaissance genius spanned art, science, and technology. We are a right-brain-meets-left-brain community and our festival reflects that.

Citizen volunteers are the work force, many working year-round in Festival planning and organizing.

Our diverse array of events for all ages provides interesting activities across a multi-dimensional spectrum, from innovative art contests to scientific and technological marvels, to demos of pioneering advances in sustainable living.

Music and Spectacle

The diverse musical lineup includes evening Main Stage headline performers and non-stop daytime performances, including street and stage performances, and a poetry slam.

The Graand Kinetic Challenge is the largest kinetic sculpture race in Oregon. It features moving works of art, pedaled by human power over a rigorous, all-terrain course by teams of fun-loving racers. These masterpieces of engineering move in all kinds of ingenious ways and are sculpted into all sorts of fantastic shapes--sea anemone, school bus, flying pink elephant, slice of cheese, yellow submarine--everything imaginable! And the racers and their pit crews are part of the art, decked out in costume and trying to out-compete each other in the entertaining show they put on for the spectators.

Expand Your Mind: Discover OSU/Green Town


Green Town, located on the OSU Lower Campus, features businesses and organizations that are creating a healthier planet by incorporating sustainability into their products, services, or practices. Their exhibits educate attendees about how they can reduce the impact of their lifestyle choices. Learn more about science and engineering at Discover OSU with hands-on activities to explore.

The Children's Village hosts over twenty exhibits and activities for kids of all ages to explore art and science in a family-friendly area.

Visual Arts

Explore this year's festival theme celebrating 25 years with our Community Art Project TIME, a creative display of whimsical art, and the Sidewalk Chalk Art, on Saturday.  The da Vinci Film Festival, in its 14th year, will feature numerous shorts and documentaries from around the country.

Press Releases & Feature Stories

To view current and past press releases and media stories, visit news releases.

Da Vinci Days is produced by daVinci Days, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in partnership with hundreds of community organizations and businesses.