SOURCE: Artfest International, Inc.

December 08, 2010 10:59 ET

Artfest International, Inc. Acquires Controlling Interest in a Publicly Traded Company

Company Plans to Issue Dividend of Recent Acquisition to Its Shareholder Base in the Near Future

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - December 8, 2010) - Artfest International, Inc. (OTCBB: ARTS) is pleased to announce that the Company has acquired a controlling interest in a publicly traded company for cash. Artfest International plans on issuing a dividend of the publicly traded company's restricted common stock to its shareholders. Details of the dividend will be announced at a later date. This acquisition is part of the Company's recently announced plan, which allows Artfest International to capitalize on the equity in its various subsidiary corporations including Starfest, Art Channel Inc, Charity Sports Distributor and Women's Professional Football League, amongst others.

As a result of the diversification of the Company's assets and complexity of its business model, Artfest will continue to utilize the assets of its subsidiaries to raise additional capital. The Company plans to announce further details about the Company's new business strategy of the publicly traded company it just acquired.

"We are pleased to be moving forward with our new business strategy and this recent acquisition will not only enable us to issue a dividend of a publicly traded company to our shareholders, but it also increases our asset base as well," stated Edward Vakser, CEO of Artfest International, Inc.

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

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