Science, art, and metal meet again this summer. The 25th annual da Vinci Days festival is coming up and the chair of its board of directors, Michael Dalton, will speak at the next City Club meeting.
Like many cultural nonprofits in town, the leadership of da Vinci Days changed this year. With the change in leadership and the festival reaching the quarter-century mark, now is the perfect time to reflect on the festival. Is this festival that prizes innovation continuing to inspire us? Is it still taking risks and innovating after all these years? Dalton will speak to City Club about the plans for this year’s festival and a vision of its future.
This year, da Vinci Days will feature much familiar zaniness: the kinetic sculpture race over land, sand, mud, and water; juggling; and science booths from OSU. Local art collective the Temporary Artists’ Guild will be making their first appearance at the festival, featuring a recycled / upcycled art themed interactive table. It will also feature national swing/jazz/rock band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy headlining Saturday night.
City Club meets on Monday, June 10 at noon in the Banquet Room of the Renaissance Building on Washington and 1st. The meeting is free. A catered lunch is available for $8 for members, $10 for non-members. Registration information is available at www.cityclubofcorvallis.org
By Lana Jones