AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles,

together with Visionary Sponsors,

is proud to host

Blue Hour 3: The Warehouse

on October 8, 2022

Event Program

  • Blue Hour connects science, culture, and community by combining art and technology to tell the story of the emerging Blue Economy.
  • Blue Hour 3: The Warehouse will celebrate the ocean through various art installations spread throughout Berth 60 – a 60,000 square foot warehouse – on the AltaSea campus.
  • With over a dozen artists and organizations participating, this year’s event also exemplifies STEAM education for students of all ages, showcasing artists and art schools exploring some of the same issues as the scientists and college labs featured at AltaSea.
  • Support AltaSea’s Project Blue education programs to reach the next generation of ocean explorers and innovators by buying a ticket.

Event Schedule

Berth 60 – AltaSea

5:00 – 7:00

Doors Open; Check in at Berth 60 garage door.

Take a walk through the 60,000 square foot warehouse and the AltaSea Exploration Wharf.

Experience the art installations, grab a bite to eat, a cocktail to sip, and enjoy the company of those around you.

Click here for the art installation map.

7:00 – 7:30

Join us in honoring those who pave the way for future generations.

This year, AltaSea is excited to introduce the Cornerstone Award!

7:30 – 9:00

Grab another drink, absorb the wonderful atmosphere, and dance to the sounds of DJ Charlie B.

Event Highlights

  • Famed oceanographer Sylvia Earle – the first person to walk solo on the bottom of the sea – to receive Explorer Award.
  • AltaSea Board Member Cynthia Hirschhorn and artist Annie Sperling have curated a night that will reflect on humankind’s relationship with the sea and its critical role in combating climate change.
  • The night will also feature the involvement of our community partner, Angels Gate Cultural Center.
  • AltaSea will also take a moment to honor our champions – those who have gone the extra mile to help with AltaSea’s success. These champions include:
    • Senator Steven Bradford
    • Senator Lena Gonzalez
    • Senator Henry Stern
    • Assemblymember Richard Bloom
    • Assemblymember Mike Gipson
    • Assemblymember Luz Rivas
  • Attendees will enjoy a night walking amongst these installations, capped off with some dancing to the sounds of DJ Charlie B.  Check out a preview here.

Artists for the Evening

  • Honorary guest artist David LaChapelle auctioning a rare limited edition copy of one of his books.
  • A unique installation utilizing an old shipping container by Parley for the Oceans artist Taiji Terasaki
  • Others contributing to the night:
    • Emma Akmakdjian
    • Maru Garcia
    • Ryan Graeff
    • Taylor Griffith
    • Blue McRight
    • Otis College of Art and Design
    • Mason Rothschild
    • Debra Scacco
    • Jesse Small
    • Annie Sperling
  • Original posters by:
    • DeeDee Cheriel
    • Ryan Graeff
    • Mary Pagone
    • Leslie Ross-Robertson
  • Custom wares by:
    • Rebecca Chamlee
    • Lux De Ville
    • Shepherd Stevenson
    • Stygian Metal Jewelry
  • Check out the artist installation slides here!

Artists for the Evening

  • Angels Gate Cultural Center artists:
    • Elizabeth Casuga
    • Anna Erneholm
    • Beth Elliott
    • Da Aie Park
    • Delora Bertsch
    • Henry Krusoe
    • Jesse Small
    • Kim Kei
    • Leah Shane Dixon
    • Lowell Nickel
    • Lucinda Rudolph
    • Michelle Seo
    • Nancy Voegeli-Curran
    • Phoebe Barnum
    • Susan Rawcliffe
    • Tian Chen
    • Tim Maxeiner
    • Vanessa Madrid

Award Recipients

Sylvia Earle

Explorer Award


Innovation Award

Entrepreneur Educational Center, Inc. (EECI)

NextGen Award

For the first time, AltaSea is proud to be presenting the Cornerstone Award

Sandy Bradley

Cornerstone Award

Kathy Walsh

Cornerstone Award


Tickets are now SOLD OUT!

Artist installations will be on display on Sunday at Blue Hour 3 Membership Day.

Click her for more information.

Special early-bird rate will be available for the first 50 tickets!

All proceeds go to support AltaSea’s Project Blue education program.

$100 for each General Admission ticket

$1,000 for a pair of VIP Admission tickets

If you cannot attend Blue Hour, you can donate to AltaSea here.

AltaSea is a 501(c)(3) and donations are tax-deductible.

All tickets include:

Admission to Blue Hour 3: The Warehouse.

1 meal ticket for redemption at on-site food trucks.

1 drink ticket for redemption at a bar on-site.

1 digital swag bag (sent via email).

Tickets are tax-deductible up to $75.

Ticket prices do not reflect surcharges and processing fees.

Additional Information

Food and Beverage

Tickets to Blue Hour 3: The Warehouse include one meal ticket and one drink ticket.

Meals will be provided by:

Kalamaki (Greek)

Beef/Lamb Gyros Pita Bread

Chicken Gyros Pita Bread

Falafel in  Pita Bread (veg)

Khun Yai Thai Kitchen

Pad Thai with Shrimp or Fried Tofu

Kao Soi Spaghetti Curry w Fried Chicken/Imitation Chicken (Veg)

Spicy Kapow with Ground pork over Rice

Directions to Blue Hour


AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles

2451 Signal Street

Los Angeles, CA 90731

See parking information for further details.

Parking and Event Transportation

  • Guests will be parked alongside the AltaSea campus in front of warehouses 58 and 59. It is a short walk from these warehouses to Berth 60.
  • Volunteers will assist with parking.
  • See maps here.

Contact Information

  • Contact with any questions or sponsorship inquiries.
  • Stay tuned for new updates.








Planning Committee

Bill Anderson

Westrec Marinas

Arley Baker

Port of Los Angeles

Vipe Desai

Surf Industry Members Association

Cynthia Hirschhorn

Valerie James

West Harbor

Lauren Johnson

West Harbor

Monique Johnson

Beneficial State Bank

Geraldine Knatz


Jenny Krusoe


Karl Muller


Terry Tamminen