The Aquarium of the Pacific will host its annual Urban Ocean Festival on April 30 and May 1. Visitors will enjoy the Trashin’ Fashion show, boat cruises, art and other activities inspired by the ocean and learn more about how to better appreciate the urban ocean.

In partnership with the Arts Council, the Aquarium also holds an annual juried art contest and displays the winning artwork at the festival. Winners are selected in three categories – painting/drawing, photography and sculpture – and receive $500, with one grand prize winner receiving $750.

The winners of the Aquarium’s 2016 Urban Ocean Art Contest are:

Grand Prize Winner – photography: Sean Pierce, The Great Wave Off Los Angeles
Painting/Drawing: Gregory Peters, Windsurfers
Sculpture: Kristina Drake, Octopus

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Photo credit: Sean Pierce, The Great Wave Off Los Angeles