Stripes Convenience Stores will be celebrating Día de los Muertos, a Mexican holiday that takes place on Nov. 2, with a Facebook giveaway of autographed limited edition prints created by an emerging Texas Artist.
Beginning today, Stripes will launch a contest on its Facebook page asking fans to upload a picture of themselves celebrating Día de los Muertos. The contest will run through Nov. 2, and 25 randomly selected winners will be announced on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 on Facebook.com/StripesStores. Each winner will receive a Laredo Taco Company breakfast taco and a Stripes limited edition 18”x28” poster signed by the artist, Elisa Rector, a South Texas native who specializes in Día de los Muertos art.
The 28-year-old artist was commissioned by Stripes to launch its first ever Día de los Muertos commemorative painting. Rector created the original 16-inch by 20-inch art piece and drew her inspiration from her South Texas roots.
“I wanted to incorporate the iconic Stripes and Laredo Taco Company logos in the head dress of the traditional sugar skull,” said Rector. “When I think of Stripes, I think of friendly and fun. My inspiration for this piece comes from the cultural influences from living in South Texas.”
Rector was given creative freedoms to design her interpretation of the Company’s first commemorative Día de los Muertos painting.
“We hope our customers will enjoy her interpretation of our brands through our first Día de los Muertos poster,” said Eduardo Pereda, Stripes Stores Marketing Vice President.
Customers interested in a chance to win a Laredo Taco Co. breakfast taco and a limited edition autographed poster must submit their best Día de los Muertos face painting photo through a comment on the Stripes Facebook page (www.facebook.com/stripesstores) starting Oct. 29, 2014. Winners will be chosen at random and will be announced on Nov. 3, 2014.