For a brand that has counted the ocean as a source of inspiration since serving its first fish taco 40 years ago, Rubio’s commitment to World Oceans Day is a big deal. Each June at Rubio’s, World Oceans Day is not just about the tradition of giving out reusable bags, but a company-wide effort to raise awareness around the importance of protecting our oceans and waterways. This has been part of Rubio’s company culture from day one.This year, in celebration of Rubio’s Baja roots, Rubio’s partnered with Mexican Artist Marco Tulio to further highlight the authentic connection between Rubio’s and World Oceans Day. On Thursday, June 8, Rubio’s will be giving guests a free, reusable canvas tote bag with any purchase, featuring a painted design created exclusively for Rubio’s by Marco Tulio. Marco’s art is world-renowned, and he shares Rubio’s love of the ocean and commitment to protecting it for future generations.
An artist for over twenty years, Marco Tulio has presented his work throughout Mexico as well as San Diego, Dallas, New York, Las Vegas, Amsterdam, Rome, Paris, Barcelona, Shanghai and Muscat. His art was first inspired during desert hiking and excavations in his native state of Coahuila, Mexico. Here, he would find marine fossils and discover treasures in the organic geometries of the snails, shells, ammonites and petrified fish. His early fascination with the structures of life, its organisms and botany began his lifelong journey to create nature-inspired art. Today, Marco Tulio travels the world, collecting and photographing ocean life forms.
Marco creates his art by diluting acrylic with water and oil, and from an almost spiritual vision, creates paintings that he calls “natural codes.” The blown ink in his work visually reaffirms the prominence that water has as a creative medium, and as the vital force that moves everything and creates and discovers what is hidden.
Rubio’s locations across California, Arizona and Nevada will give out free bags on June 8 with purchase, while supplies last. The original bag design art piece will also be given away on Instagram, and guests are encouraged to follow for a chance to win. For more information about Rubio’s Coastal Grill and to view the menu, visit Rubio’s, InstagramTikTok, and Facebook