AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles,

together with Council District 15,

is proud to host

Blue Hour: Ocean of Inclusion

on October 9, 2021 

at Angels Gate Park in San Pedro, CA.

Artist exhibit: 4:30-6PM
Food/Beverage: 5:30-7PM
Main event: 7-9PM


      • This year, AltaSea is partnering with the Korean Cultural Center of Los Angeles, the Korean Friendship Bell Preservation Committee, Angels Gate Cultural Center, and the Department of Recreation and Parks.
      • Blue Hour: Ocean of Inclusion will be a visual journey that will begin at Angels Gate Cultural Center and end by overlooking the Pacific Ocean next to the Korean Bell of Friendship.
      • Please be advised that all guests will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of the event.
      • Masks required for attendees while in crowded areas; waiting for food service; and while at the main stage portion of the event.
      • Final program to be posted soon.


      • An artist exhibit from Schmidt Ocean Institute’s Artist-at-Sea program, displaying the work of those inspired by the ocean.
      • VIP-salon sponsored by Braid Theory and Monarch Hill Spirits, complete with signature cocktail.
      • A highlight of the evening will be a sneak preview of four-time Emmy award-winning filmmaker and marine biologist Rick Rosenthal’s upcoming nature series PLANET CALIFORNIA, offered exclusively for Blue Hour attendees. Combining the visual arts with natural history, the series celebrates California’s wildlife and wild places, especially its stunning ocean habitats.
      • A video from Schmidt Ocean Institute focusing on recent Australian discoveries and their Artist-at-Sea program.
      • An opening honoring Korean tradition.
      • A finale that will immerse attendees in the sounds of a special ringing of the Friendship Bell.
      • Honorees for the evening include Robert Downey, Jr.’s FootPrint Coalition, the Schmidt Ocean Institute, and Philippe Cousteau’s EarthEcho International.


Schmidt Ocean Institute

AltaSea Explorer Award

EarthEcho International 

AltaSea NextGen Award


AltaSea Innovation Award


Philippe Cousteau

Co-Founder, EarthEcho International, accepting the AltaSea NextGen Award on behalf of EarthEcho International.

Rachel Kropa

Managing Director, FootPrint Coalition, accepting the AltaSea Innovation Award on behalf of FootPrint Coalition

Rick Rosenthal

Four-time Emmy, and BAFTA award-winning filmmaker, introducing a sneak-preview to his latest documentary.

Dr. Jyotika Virmani

Executive Director, Schmidt Ocean Institute, accepting the AltaSea Explorer Award on behalf of SOI.

Dr. Carlie Wiener

Director of Communications and Engagement Strategy, Schmidt Ocean Institute, providing a Q&A session on SOI’s Artist-at-Sea program at the VIP Salon.

Val Zavala

 Special guest host for the evening, public television anchor/reporter, winner of 18 L.A. Area Emmy Awards and eight Golden Mikes.


Special early-bird rate available now!

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: Ocean of Inclusion

1 meal ticket for redemption at on-site food trucks

1 drink ticket for redemption at Angels Gate Cultural Center

1 swag bag

Tickets are tax-deductible up to $78.

Ticket prices do not reflect surcharges and processing fees.


Food and Beverage

Tickets to Blue Hour: Ocean of Inclusion include one meal ticket and one drink ticket.

Meals will be provided by:

To view menus, click here:

Mikhuna                       Rice Bowls of Fire

Directions to Blue Hour


Angels Gate Park

3601 South Gaffey Street

Los Angeles, CA 90731

See parking information for further details.

Parking and Event Transportation

  • Guests will need to park in the Angels Gate Cultural Center parking lot (next to Building H) or at the lot on the corner of Paseo del Mar and Gaffey Street. Guests will then check in and show proof of vaccination or negative COVID19 test within 72 hours of the event.
  • Trolleys will run to and from the parking lots and drop off attendees at check-in points for the event that evening.

Additional Information

Covid-19 Safety Protocols

      • AltaSea will be following all Covid-19 guidelines set by the City of Los Angeles at the time of the event. Please check this website for updates before the event as guidelines may change.
      • All guests will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of the event.
      • Trolleys are open air and guests will be required to wear a mask while on the trolley.
      • Restrooms will be cleaned at least twice (2x) during the event hours.
      • Masks required for attendees while in crowded areas; waiting for food service; and while seated at the main stage portion of the event.
      • If you or anyone in your party has or is experiencing Covid-19, flu-like, or cold-like symptoms, we ask you to please stay home to ensure the health and safety of our audience and staff.