Salt Lake Creative Reuse Community Comes Together for Octopalooza 2019
Clever Octopus FUNdraiser event
Clever Octopus held the first annual FUNdraiser event, Octopalooza, on April 20th, 2019 at The Gateway Mall. Octopalooza provided an opportunity for creative reuse enthusiasts and community members to gather and experience the fun of upcycling.
Octopalooza 2019 was a success, thanks to all our staff, volunteers, and attendees. We had food, drinks, music, and several interactive art pieces. The Sticker Sculpture, Octopus Yarn Wall, Mega-loom, Hand-Drawn Photobooth, Kiitos Beer Sculpture, Clever Photo Booth, Bottle Cap Mandala, Selfie Space, and other art experiences were all incredibly well-received.
Congratulations to our winner of Trash Madness, Nick and his team, for designing such a creative outfit in 15 minutes! Thank you Linda for hosting the event and Moby Thrift for donating all the clothing items!
Octopalooza would not have happened without all our volunteers. We appreciate all the hours of support our community has given to us. Our volunteers helped set up, secure, take down the event, and much more:
Jack G., Jodi M.R., Logan M.R., Therese B., Lynn D., Kaycee L., Dian H., Nick M., Blake S., Zane B., Scott H., Sharah Y., Ani J., Kai S., Jarrith M., Abigail S., and Amanda.
Octopalooza also featured a silent auction, with over $4,000 worth of donation from businesses and local artists! We are so happy to see all the businesses and artists coming together to embrace nonprofits and fundraising. Here is the full list of our sponsors:
Momentum Climbing, Millcreek
Oliver and princess Natasha's vintage boutique
Sheri Gibb, Artist
Shiro Kuma Snow Cream
The Big O Doughnuts
The Riverbank Bar
Aarf Gift Certificate
Bodega & The Rest
Cactus & Tropicals
Campos Coffee Roastery & Kitchen
Carina Barajas, Artist
Crema Coffee & Soda
Elite Level Sports Academy
Five Sushi Brothers
Kacy Huston, Artist
Kidding Around Yoga
Mary Parker Williams/Parker Rose Mercantile
Millcreek Coffee Roasters
Thank you Clever Octopus staff; we couldn't have done it without your support, hard work, and dedication. Thank you EVERYONE for making the night truly an amazing and magical one!