‘The Liberty of Color,’ Vibrant Display for Inclusivity, Diversity at Bourbon Steak

The Four Seasons Hotel’s Bourbon Steak partnered with local artist, Maggie O’Neill, launching a vibrant installation, “The Liberty of Color,” on the restaurant’s outdoor patio and a collection of her original artwork throughout the hotel lobby and Bourbon Steak. Debuting on June 25 as part of Pride Month and to kick off summer, the installation celebrates individuality and diversity, creating an inclusive and colorful home for an ongoing summer series, seasonal specials and more. 

Maggie O’Neill’s lively works showcase every hue of the rainbow, transforming the Bourbon Steak patio into a vivid oasis, featuring two 8-foot tall, hand-painted Lady Liberty statues, a large drip flag and a suspended disco ball installation. The works 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 has transformed into a lively celebration of summer and all things colorful, with DJs performing every Sunday, 4 to 7 p.m., June 25 through Labor Day weekend. Guests not only are immersed in the brilliant installation and celebratory sounds but 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, said he’s excited about the collaboration with Maggie O’Neill and added, “Together, we honor the diverse community that resides within the heart of D.C. 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.” 

Maggie O’Neill posing alongside her artwork at the Bourbon Steak Patio. Courtesy Four Seasons.


Maggie O’Neill’s suspended disco ball display. Courtesy Four Seasons.


“The Liberty of Color” live DJ set by Violetta Markelou at opening party. Courtesy Four Seasons.




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