SOURCE: Artfest International, Inc.

April 12, 2010 07:15 ET

Artfest International to Host the "Meet the Future Now" NFL Pre-Draft Charity Party at the Artfest Expo Center

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - April 12, 2010) - Artfest International, Inc. (OTCBB: ARTS) is pleased to announce that the Company will be hosting the "Meet the Future Now" NFL Pre Draft Party at the Artfest Expo Center. Artfest International's wholly owned subsidiary, Artfest Direct will a co-sponsor for the "Meet the Future Now," an NFL Pre-Draft Charity Party being held at the Artfest Expo Center on April 21, starting at 6:30 pm with a VIP "Meet and Greet." The event benefits the charities of the Dallas Cowboys' Marcus Spears and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Michael Clayton. The event will feature current, former and future NFL Players coming together for the first annual "Meet The Future Now" Charity Event, which will be featuring NFL Draft Prospects running back Keithon Flemming of West Texas A&M and cornerback Phillip Adams with South Carolina State.

All proceeds from the ticket sales will benefit the Marcus Spears 96 Foundation, The Michael Clayton Generation Next Foundation and Irving AMBUCS. Tickets can be purchased in person at CENTURY 21 Mike Bowman, Inc. located at 4101 William D Tate Ave, Suite #100 Grapevine, TX 76051 or Don Herring Mitsubishi, 2901 W Airport Frwy, Irving TX, 75062. Tickets can also be purchased on-line at http://www.MeetTheFutureNow.com. In addition to the "meet and greet" will be player Q&A round tables and autograph sessions. The Master of Ceremonies for the event will be Fox Sports Southwest and ESPN radio host Brady Tinker. Sponsoring the event along with Artfest International will be OSAR, Don Herring Mitsubishi, Modecor Corporation and CENTURY 21 Mike Bowman, Inc.

"We are pleased to offer our amazing 50,000 sq. ft. facility to the 'Meet the Future Now' Pre-Draft Charity Party supporting their worthwhile charities," said Edward Vakser, CEO of Artfest International, Inc. "Artfest Direct is committed to connecting sports celebrities, artists and charities to bring support and good will to the community."

Artfest International recently announced that all Artfest International Shareholders of Record as of April 15 will receive 1 share of Artfest Direct valued at $10 per share for every 1000 shares they own of Artfest International (ARTS) on the record date. The Company will be conducting an offering of Artfest Direct shares at $10.00 per share and Artfest Direct will be capitalized with 10 million shares outstanding. The Company's goal is to raise $10 million for the acquisition of additional fine art and sports memorabilia which will be offered directly to the public. Artfest International will be announcing details for the complete spin off and Public Offering of Artfest Direct in the near future.

About Michael Clayton Generation Next Foundation:
The Michael Clayton Generation Next Foundation is a non-profit organization with a focus on helping youth obtain the critical skills they will need to prepare them to become the next generation of strong leaders in our communities. This is done through life skills programs, mentorship and scholarships for underprivileged students in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Tampa, Florida area. For more information please go to http://www.MichaelClaytonFoundation.org.

About Marcus Spears 96 Foundation:
The Marcus Spears 96 Foundation is a 501c3 that was formed in an effort to help those in need. The Foundation has recently begun The Turn Around House Campaign. The Turn Around House Campaign looks to provide homes, financial assistance and food for needy families in the Dallas community. Their goal is to help single mothers, the homeless and underprivileged children in the community. For more information please go to http://www.MarcusSpears96.com.

About Irving Ambucs:
The Irving Chapter of the National American Business Clubs (AMBUCS) is a non-profit service organization consisting of a diverse group of men and women who are dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities. For more information please go to http://www.IrvingAmbucs.org

About Artfest International, Inc.

Artfest International, Inc. is a publicly traded Company under the stock symbol "ARTS." Artfest brings together artists, investors, decorators, designers, private collectors and art galleries. Artfest International's corporate site is www.artfestinternational.com. Artfest's subsidiaries are Art Channel, Inc. www.artchannel.tv, and Art Channel Galleries, Inc. www.ArtChannelGalleries.com, offering the most exciting product and rewards program in the history of direct sales marketing.

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