| The Hell Festival was The Brick's first multi-arts summer theme
festival. Involving more than 35 individual artists and companies,
The Hell Festival began as a gallery for the first weekend
(with artists Amie Cunningham, Brian Dewan, Jesse Kaufmann,
Jon Erick Lawson, Troy Swain and Sherry Wong), and thereafter
became a multi-discipline performance space.
In addition to programmed artists and entertainers, the festival
included readings of Hell-related texts (Goethe's Faust, Don Juan
in Hell, The Screwtape Letters) and many Hell-themed parties with
Hell-themed soundtracks and special guest musicians.
The closing night party was "The Carnival of Souls," a party of the
dead, at which guests were encouraged to dress as their favorite
Cheap beer was served and all sins were be encouraged
throughout the fest.