SOURCE: Artfest International, Inc.

June 22, 2010 07:00 ET

Artfest International, Inc. Targets Fastest Growing Consumer Market in the United States

Company Launches Videos and Infomercials Produced Specifically for Hispanic Community

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - June 22, 2010) - Artfest International, Inc. (OTCBB: ARTS) is pleased to announce that the Company has launched a marketing campaign designed specifically to target the Hispanic Market in the United States, which has become the fastest growing consumer market in the Country. The Company's wholly owned subsidiary, ArtChannel Inc, has produced videos and infomercials in Spanish to complement the signing of new soccer teams and individual players by its sister company Charity Sports Distributor, which will sell the teams and players fine art and sports memorabilia.

The new videos and a welcoming kit written in Spanish have been designed to help Artfest Direct diversify and increase its membership base through this new campaign. The company plans to have its whole back office enterprise suite fully translated by July 1st. The Artfest Direct videos and infomercials will be distributed through the Company's distribution agreement with Time Warner Cable and will be available for more viewing on Time Warner Cable "On Demand". According to an article in the Advertising & Marketing Review, "the U.S. Hispanic market is comprised of subcultures from over 20 countries in Central and South America, the Caribbean and Spain, with the majority (63%) of Mexican heritage." The article also states that "49% of U.S. Hispanics, who watch television during prime-time hours, watch Spanish language programming."

"We've always enjoyed great sales from the Spanish community, so this new addition will help bridge the language gap, and help our members navigate easier in their back office," said Angie Tassan, CMO of Artfest International, Inc.

"We are pleased to expand our marketing to an international level; we will be developing and launching Russia, China, India and the rest of the South Americas," stated Edward Vakser, CEO of Artfest International, Inc.

About Artfest International, Inc.

Artfest International, Inc. 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 Artfest Direct, Inc. (www.Artfestdirect.com), offering the most exciting product and rewards program in the history of direct sales marketing.

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