SOURCE: Artfest International, Inc.

June 08, 2009 08:31 ET

Artfest International, Inc. to Host "Sizzling Summer Saturday" at Its New Expo Center in Dallas

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - June 8, 2009) - Artfest International, Inc. (OTCBB: ARTI) is pleased to announce that the Company will be hosting its "Sizzling Summer Saturday" art extravaganza at the Company's 52,000 square foot Expo Center in Dallas, Texas. The event will take place on June 13, 2009 from 11 am to 5 pm CST and will feature numerous artists as well as a live appearance by Sir Earl Toon, one of the original members of the pop group "Kool and the Gang".

Artfest International's event will have live painting with Artfest Artists featuring Lisa Wilson as well as Craig Gould, Kathy Metcalf, and Romanho appearing in Artfest's Main Gallery. The Company will also be conducting Building Wealth and Extra Income through Art seminars at 11:30 am CST, 2 pm CST, and 5 pm CST. Other artists appearing throughout the event include Julia Polansky and D. Arthur Wilson, the creator of "Rhupert!". The "Sizziling Summer Saturday" event will also have on display celebrity sports memorabilia from CSD which demonstrates the synergies and cooperation between CSD and Artfest as we proceed to finalize the acquisition of CSD within the month. There will also be prizes and drawings throughout the event.

"We are excited to be hosting "Sizzling Summer Saturday" this weekend and we expect a large turnout. This is a great opportunity to see the work of established as well as up and coming artists," stated Edward Vakser, CEO of Artfest International, Inc.

"This is a tremendous opportunity for us to introduce the new ArtFest Sports and Memorabilia catalog. We will unveil a tremendous new opportunity with our Professional and College teams," explains Michael Morigi, Director of Marketing and Sales for CSD Sports.

For more information on the "Sizzling Summer Saturday" expo on June 13, 2009, please call Keith Jablon at (407) 389-5900 or 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.

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