Salt Lake Creative Reuse Community Comes Together for Octopalooza 2019

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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.

The entrance to the “selfie space” and interactive art display by Kevin Wellman ( http://kwellmanphoto.com/ ).

The entrance to the “selfie space” and interactive art display by Kevin Wellman (http://kwellmanphoto.com/).

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.

Octopus yarn wall.

Octopus yarn wall.

Mega-loom.

Mega-loom.

Attendee picking out and putting stickers on our box sculpture.

Attendee picking out and putting stickers on our box sculpture.

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!

Nick, our Trash Madness winner, posing with his new outfit.

Nick, our Trash Madness winner, posing with his new outfit.

Linda, our MC for the Trash Madness event.

Linda, our MC for the Trash Madness event.

Contestants making their outfits for Trash Madness.

Contestants making their outfits for Trash Madness.

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.

One portion of our silent auction items.

One portion of our silent auction items.

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:

Moby Thrift

Momentum Climbing, Millcreek

Nomad Eatery

Odgen's Own

Olive Garden

Oliver and princess Natasha's vintage boutique

Pib’s Exchange

Shades Brewing

Sheri Gibb, Artist

Shiro Kuma Snow Cream

SLC Eatery

Spitz SLC

Stoneground Kitchen

The Big O Doughnuts

The Riverbank Bar

The Stockist

Trader Joe’s

Uinta

Vertical Diner

Zest

3 Cups

Aarf Gift Certificate

Bergstrom Farms

Blue Stegosaurus

Bodega & The Rest

Cactus & Tropicals

Campos Coffee Roastery & Kitchen

Carina Barajas, Artist

Crema Coffee & Soda

Elite Level Sports Academy

Five Sushi Brothers

Got Beauty

HSL

Kacy Huston, Artist

Kidding Around Yoga

Kiitos

Luminaria

Mary Parker Williams/Parker Rose Mercantile

Millcreek Coffee Roasters


Clever Octopus team who helped with the event!

Clever Octopus team who helped with the event!

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!  

Lin HuangComment