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
The text and graphic material on the da Vinci Days website is
available for use by the press in all forms of media. Any other use
for commercial or non-commercial purposes without explicit
permission from da Vinci Days Inc. is prohibited.
Any reprinted material must be accompanied by the following
©2013 da Vinci Days Inc., All Rights Reserved.
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. See our list of exhibitors for more
The Graand Kinetic Challenge
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.
Press Releases & Feature Stories
To view current and past press releases and media stories, visit
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.