SOURCE: Artfest International, Inc.

January 26, 2010 07:47 ET

Artfest International, Inc. Retains Services of New York Marketing Firm

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - January 26, 2010) - Artfest International, Inc. (OTCBB: ARTS) is pleased to announce that the Company has signed an agreement with Jumpstart Marketing, Inc. to help Artfest International accelerate growth through retail channels. The company will employ the services of Jumpstart Marketing, Inc. to manage its 2010 marketing and promotional campaign. With the addition of Jumpstart Marketing, Artfest is set to increase its number of sales venues by 30-40 in 2010.

Jumpstart Marketing strives to achieve results for its client companies through an integrative approach to marketing, sales, and consulting. Jumpstart utilizes their experience with mass-market retail channels and close tie-in with Hollywood celebrities and celebrity athletes. Jumpstart has helped their clients develop business opportunities with most of the major stadiums and arenas throughout the country. They create brand awareness by achieving successful placement of a company's product(s) where they can be seen on TV, in Movies, at Sporting events and in Magazines. This offers a significantly lower cost of promotion than traditional advertisements in the above media as well as creating product "endorsements."

"We are excited to begin our marketing campaign with Artfest International. With our extensive portfolio of celebrity contacts we know this will be a beneficial relationship that will have a positive impact on their exposure and brand awareness. We have been very successful over the years introducing companies to major sports venues, and are set to introduce Artfest International to several in 2010," stated Rich Cotler, President of Jumpstart Marketing, Inc.

"Jumpstart Marketing offers us a substantial amount of exposure and brand awareness. They give us a great opportunity to increase our number of current venues, such as the Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins and the Atlanta Falcons home games. Each one of these venues generates around $25,000-$50,000 in sales per event. We are pleased to have formed this relationship as we continue increasing our shareholders value in 2010," stated Edward Vakser, CEO of Artfest International, Inc.

For more details on Artfest International's accomplishments in 2009, expectations for 2010 and to read the Company's Fact Sheet and "President's Letter" please visit:

About Artfest International, Inc.

Artfest International, Inc. brings together artists, investors, decorators, designers, private collectors and art galleries. Artfest International's corporate site is Artfest's subsidiaries are Art Channel, Inc. (, and Art Channel Galleries, Inc. (, offering the most exciting product and rewards program in the history of direct sales marketing.

Safe Harbor Statement -- This release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 27E of the Securities Act of 1934. Statements contained in this release that are not historical facts may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain. Actual performance and results may differ materially from that projected or suggested herein due to certain risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, ability to obtain financing and regulatory and shareholder approvals for anticipated actions. Such statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to certain factors, risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, events and performance to differ materially from those referred to or implied by such statements. In addition, actual or future results may differ materially from those anticipated depending on a variety of factors, including continued maintenance of favorable license arrangements, success of market research identifying new product opportunities, successful introduction of new products, continued product innovation, sales and earnings growth, ability to attract and retain key personnel, and general economic conditions affecting consumer spending. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. ARTI does not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this release to conform these statements to actual results or to changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law.

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