da Vinci Days
a celebration of art, science, and
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
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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
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
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
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.
Explore this year's festival theme celebrating 25 years with our
Art Project TIME, a creative display of whimsical art, and the
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
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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.