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Clever Octopus, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creativity and environmental awareness, is opening a “creative reuse center” in downtown Sugar House.
The specific location, to be announced soon, will include a resale warehouse for reclaimed materials and industrial off-cuts as well as a creative space for community members to create with these materials in an environment that promotes creativity.
Clever Octopus accepts donations, and they want your abandoned treasures! Desirable items include tools and construction equipment, magazines, old non- and working technology, art and crafting supplies, fabric, paper and office supplies.
Clever Octopus is led by executive director Sheri Gibb and founder and program director Jen Lopez. They host classes throughout the Salt Lake Valley and beyond, visiting schools, adult care facilities, residential treatment centers, community outreach programs, festivals and private events. Their mobile outreach vehicle, The Octopod, is a fully equipped mobile classroom stocked with materials and staffed by Clever Octopus’ artists.—CHH