WASHINGTON, DC | June 5, 2023 - Bourbon Steak DC is thrilled to announce its partnership with renowned local artist, Maggie O'Neill, launching a vibrant installation, “The Liberty of Color,” on the restaurant's intimate outdoor patio and a collection of her original artwork throughout the hotel lobby and Bourbon Steak. Debuting on June 25 as part of Pride and to kick off summer, the installation will celebrate individuality and diversity, creating an inclusive and colorful home for an ongoing summer series, seasonal specials and more.
Maggie O'Neill’s lively works will showcase every hue of the rainbow, transforming the Bourbon Steak patio into a vivid oasis, featuring two 8 feet tall, hand-painted Lady Liberty statues, a large drip flag and a suspended disco ball installation. The works will invite guests to “Pledge Allegiance to Color,” symbolizing unity and embracing the beauty of diversity.
“By pledging allegiance to color, we give ourselves permission to live authentically and joyfully,” said Maggie O’Neill. “‘The Liberty of Color' celebrates the freedom and intrinsic beauty of individualism, bringing joy and delight through visual art. The collection of sculptures, paintings, accessories and the overhead installation both literally and figuratively celebrate the colorful nature of our nation, our city and our community.”
Amplifying the stunning visual elements, the adorned Bourbon Steak patio will
transform into a lively celebration of summer and all things colorful, with DJs
performing every Sunday from 4 to 7pm, June 25 through Labor Day weekend. Guests will not only be immersed in the brilliant installation and celebratory sounds, but will have the opportunity to sample seasonal, patio-only dishes and an array of colorful specialty cocktails.
Marc Bromley, the Regional Vice President and General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel, Washington expressed overwhelming excitement as he announced the collaboration with Maggie O'Neill. “Together, we honor the diverse community that resides within the heart of DC. Through the gorgeous, multicolored display that Maggie and her team have created, our tranquil patio will undergo a transformation, becoming a destination for celebrations, inviting our community to toast to their individuality throughout the summer and beyond.”
Doubling down on the Four Seasons’ commitment to inclusivity, the hotel will be
extending its existing partnership with Worthy Mentoring, a local nonprofit that
connects mentors and mentees in the LGBTQ+ Community. Bourbon Steak will be donating $1 from every cocktail purchased at "The Liberty of Color'' event series to the organization, supporting their work to provide a safe platform for LGBTQ+ people to seek personal guidance, advice, support, and friendship.