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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Stripes® Convenience Stores Celebrates Día de los Muertos with a Release of Two Limited-Edition 2015 Commemorative Cups Designed by Aspiring Texas Artists
o 2015 Commemorative Cups Available at all Stripes Stores
o Stripes Stores and Coca-Cola partnership
o Cups Designed by Local Artists from the South Texas area
(Corpus Christi, Texas) October 1, 2015 – Stripes® Convenience Stores will be celebrating Día de los Muertos, a Mexican holiday that takes place on November 2, with a release of two limited-edition Dia de los Muertos commemorative cups available in Stripes Stores now. Stripes Stores and Coca-Cola® partnered together to launch their first-ever Dia de los Muertos commemorative cups which are exclusive to Stripes Stores throughout Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. The cups are priced $2.99, and include the first fill free.
Each cup was created by two emerging Texas artists; Elisa Rector, a 29-year-old South Texas native who specializes in Día de los Muertos art, and 24-year-old Christian Lain, a professional tattoo artist who lives in Corpus Christi.
Both artists commissioned by Stripes Stores and Coca-Cola were given the creative freedom to design their own interpretation of the Companies’ commemorative Día de Los Muertos cup. Rector painted an original 16” by 20” piece and drew her inspiration from her South Texas roots using acrylic paint. Lain used watercolors to design his 8 ½” by 11” original pulling from the culture of calling South Texas his home. Each artist was asked to incorporate the Stripes Stores and Coca-Cola logo on their design.
Rector designed the turquiose cup with the “Dia de los Muertos” couple and Lain designed the charcoal tumbler with a traditional calavera design.
Customers interested in a chance to win a 2015 Limited-Edition Día de Los Muertos commemorative cup must submit their best Día de los Muertos face painting photo through a comment on the Stripes Facebook page starting October 30, 2015. Winners will be chosen at random and will be announced on November 2, 2015.
About Stripes® Convenience Stores
Stripes Convenience Stores operate more than 700 convenience stores in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. Restaurant service is available in over 440 of its stores, primarily under the proprietary Laredo Taco Company® brand. For more information about Stripes® Convenience Stores visit www.stripesstores.com.
Contact information: Jessica Davila-Burnett, Stripes® Convenience Stores, Public Relations Director O: 361.654.4882 M: 361.290-3257 Email: email@example.com.