Artist and interior design whiz Maggie O’Neill gets creative for fundraiser, benefiting Research Down Syndrome.
By Michael M. Clements
There are a lot of fundraisers out there; if you want to stand out you have to get creative. Maggie O’Neill, founder of O’Neill Studios, is doing just that as she hosts the 6th Annual Salon Party benefiting Research Down Syndrome– a non-profit foundation that supports Down syndrome cognitive research.
O’Neill, the design brain behind the interiors of Lincoln Restaurant and Irish Whiskey Public House / formidable DC-based pop-artist, is gathering over 60 pieces of art by some of the areas’ finest artists, including Washington
Redskin’s tight end/painter and sculptor, Chris Cooley (yes, he’s an artist), Dominique Fierro, Tina Palmer, Rodger Schultz, Brittany Sims, and Karen Suderman. O’Neill will showcase her art as well.
The salon is sponsored by The Ross Group at RBC and will be held at Event House, located at 1147 20th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036. What can guests except? An all night LIVE painting session, live auction of special one of a kind items, and a musical showcase by local DJ Big Des. In addition, hors d’oeuvres will be provided by LINCOLN Restaurant and liquid inspiration comes courtesy of newly-opened Irish Whiskey Public House.
Tickets for the 6th Annual Salon Party are $75 per person and can be purchased here.
But the party doesn’t end there– O’Neill Studios is hosting a week-long Pop up Studio Gallery. The “Studio” will be open from 11:00am-8:00pm each day with special programming, featuring local artists and arts organizations. A portion of the sales from the art work sold during the week will benefit Research Down Syndrome.
For more information about the event and online auction, please visit: 6th Annual O’Neill Studios Salon Party.