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!
We need lots of volunteers to make this thing happen. It will be the most affirming, heart-warming, soul-satisfying thing you’ll do this year. Guaranteed.
NEW THIS YEAR: UPCYCLING FAIR!
The Upcycling Fair will be a competitive event for students. There are two separate categories available to students in grades 4 through 12: artistic (creating a nonfunctional work of art) and usable (creating a functional object).
Both categories require participants to create their projects with at least 80% of found or discarded objects.
Interested in being a sponsor for the 2019 Da Vinci Fest? Email Beverly Petrie or call 651-439-3172.
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. The exhibitor booths complement the student projects and provide a unique glimpse at how science, art and technology apply in the real world.
This year’s exhibitors include:
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.
We are always looking for new exhibitors to delight the thousands of families and community members who attend Da Vinci Fest each year. If you know of an organization or business with a unique, interactive display or demonstration that may be interested in outreach with kids and families, please email Kristie Smith.
The 2018 Da Vinci Fest
We were delighted that Sen. Amy Klobuchar joined us at the 10th Annual Da Vinci Fest in January 2018. Da Vinci Fest gives students a chance to show their talents and smarts in a Science Fair, Art Fair, Film Fest, Spoken Word and Science Challenge events. But it’s also a HUGE community event with educational exhibits, demonstrations and performances.
Sen. Klobuchar helped us kick off the Stillwater Science Challenge, an on-the-spot science competition in the manner of the Science Olympiad. Before that, she spoke about the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education in the economic competitiveness of the country.