Mark your calendars for a new 2020 date - Saturday, January 25, 2020!
The 12th annual Da Vinci Fest gets underway a little later in January with a new date of January 25, 2020 at Stillwater Area High School. With a later date in January, we’re hoping even more students can take part in arts, sciences, upcycling and spoken word events (plus we’ve still got time for scientists if your project takes you to the next level of competition).
TIPS FOR STUDENTS:
Writing an artist’s statement, putting together an effective science project or creating a good presentation for judges can be confusing! But not anymore, thanks to the work of two students who’ve got lots of experience with this! Here are two videos that can help:
Creating an Artist’s Statement for Da Vinci Fest
Exhibitors, please email Kristie Smith, email@example.com, if you’d like to take part in our 2020 event!
The 11th annual Da Vinci Fest on Jan. 5, 2019, was a huge success. Hundreds of students participated in an Art Fair, Science Fair, Science Challenge, Spoken Word and Upcycling Fair.
And thousands of community members attended to view educational exhibits demonstrations and performances by organizations throughout the Twin Cities.
Da Vinci Fest is a free community event that is a celebration of art and science. At its core, it’s an event to demonstrate the incredible talents and creativity of the youth who live in the St. Croix Valley. With the addition of educational exhibits, demonstrations and performances by organizations all across the Twin Cities, it becomes an art and science extravaganza!
WHAT YOU saw in 2019
The inaugural Upcycling Fair, a competitive event for students.
Student Science Fair
Science Challenge, featuring a glider contest
The Jockeys of Comedy, an improv theater group from Stillwater Area High School
On-the-spot demonstration of ice sculpting
Life-sized, working Star Wars Droids
Live podcast recording featuring students from Stillwater Area High School
Performances by the 3M Visiting Wizards and Belle Ballet
Demonstrations by a potter and a printmaker
Performances by music students in Stillwater Middle School and Stillwater Area High School
Make and take art projects
Demonstration of weaving, along with a hand’s-on chance to do weaving
A display of totems made by elementary school students
Middle School Design/Make students
Students demonstrating computer coding
A demonstration exploring the antibodies in poop
Thank you to our exhibitors!
Every year, we invite businesses and groups to present interactive and hands-on science, technology and art exhibits to inspire and motivate K-12 students and parents who attend Da Vinci Fest. 2019 exhibitors included:
Build/Design/Stillwater Middle School
Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center
Created with Code
Printmaker Dana Lemoine
Hamline University Center for Global Environmental Education
Artist Karron Nottingham
Weaver Lauren Oland
Master Gardeners in Washington County
Metro Ice Sculptor Tom Schiller
Minnesota Astronomical Society
Minnesota Droid Builder’s Club
Minnesota Department of Transpotation – STEM Outreach
Minnesota Mycological Society
Potter Peter Jadoonath
Rob Ellos Presentations
Rural Renewal Energy Alliance
Society of Women Engineers
Coding and Sustainable Stillwater
Stillwater Area High School Physics Club
Stillwater Bee Club
Stillwater Native American Parent Adivsory Committee
Stillwater Area Public Schools
US Army Corps of Engineers
Warner Nature Center
Washington Country 4H
Washington County Snowplowing
White Bear Center for the Arts.