The popular Pride-themed campaign was originally created as an advertisement for a local bar but became an instant hit with local community members.
The #TogetherStrong project is coming back!
Local photographer and artist Rikke Bahena will begin taking photos again starting Saturday, June 21 from 12-4 pm and will do so daily through Monday, July 12 at The Loft San Diego. Additionaly photos will be available to be taken from 6-8 pm on Monday, July 12 at Benny Cartwright and Rick Cervantes' annual SD Pride Kick-Off Happy Hour, also held at The Loft.
Photos are taken on a donation basis. Each week a different organization will be chosen to donate the money to.
At this time, the venue is only open to those 21 years and older, but Bahena is in the process is seeking out another space for the project so that children, youth, and families can participate.
Volunteers are also needed to help paint hands for the photos. No experience is needed. To volunteer or for more information, contact Bahena via the Together Strong Facebook page or at 619-944-1364.