Our Mission

Clever Octopus Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering creativity and environmental awareness through art, science, technology, engineering, and math. Our multi­tentacled approach includes the Clever Octopus Creative Reuse Center and the Octopod mobile outreach vehicle. 

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what we are

The Clever Octopus Creative Reuse Center is filled with reclaimed and reusable materials donated from businesses and individuals in and around the Wasatch Front - materials that would otherwise stay hidden in closets for decades or be sent to landfills. Materials include unique and clean manufacturing scraps, yarn, fabric and notions, scrapbooking materials, drawing and painting supplies, and so many more treasures. 

The Octopod mobile outreach vehicle is a fully equipped mobile classroom, stocked with a plethora of materials for creative exploration and staffed by Clever Octopus’ artists. The Octopod will host classes throughout the Salt Lake Valley and beyond when it visits schools, adult care facilities, residential treatment centers, community outreach programs, community festivals, and private events.


the important question: why an octopus?

Octopi are intelligent problem solvers. They can use tools, escape jars, and mimic their surroundings. Check it out!