SOURCE: Artfest International, Inc.

May 18, 2010 07:15 ET

Artfest International, Inc. and Time Warner Will Broadcast IWFL's Major Football Rivalry Between Dallas Diamonds and Kansas City Tribe

Time Warner Cable to Distribute Artchannel's First Major Football Game

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - May 18, 2010) -  Artfest International, Inc. (OTCBB: ARTS) is pleased to announce that Time Warner Cable and The Texas Channel will be the distribution outlet of Artfest International's "Texas Showdown" program to 550,000 Time Warner Cable customers. This live broadcast is the first of many productions lined up by Artchannel Inc., Artfest's wholly owned subsidiary. Artfest has an "On-Demand" distribution agreement with Time Warner, Inc., the second largest cable operator in the country, which will give Artfest International its base for the development of the Art Channel "On-Demand" program. Starting at 3pm CDT, May 22nd, 2010, with the live broadcast of the football game. The main sponsors will be Artfest International and Artfest Direct. Artfest will be showcasing its Art and Sports memorabilia, on its Time Warner Art Channel program slot. As part of the distribution agreement with Time Warner, Artfest is able to sell advertising/commercial space that is available on its Art Channel TV slot.

Dallas Diamonds is a premier women's football team with 4 championship victories in the league for the past several years. Artfest International, has been a strong supporter and a sponsor for the Dallas Diamonds as well as the rest of the league. Recently, Artfest sponsored 7 of the Dallas Diamonds' players to go to Switzerland and join Team USA for the International competition.

"We are proud to support and sponsor a premier football team based out of Dallas, Texas. Dallas always had a huge football tradition and a legacy with the 'Americas Team,' and now we can add the women's team as a great competitor, and contributor to the legend of the sport," stated Angie Tassan, Artfest CMO.

"Artchannel Television, www.artchannel.tv, is extremely excited to produce this groundbreaking event. We already have several IWFL players on our 'Celebrity Signatures' program and this will further our commitment to market and support our Direct Sales division, Artfest Direct, www.artfestdirect.com," exclaimed Bill Strother, Artchannel VP of Productions.

Time Warner Cable owns and manages cable systems connected to approximately 26 million homes in 33 states. The Company has 14.7 million customers for its video, high-speed data and residential telephone services. This includes 13.3 million basic video subscribers and more than 7 million customers who purchase at least two of the Company's primary services. Time Warner Cable operates some of the most technologically advanced and best-clustered cable systems in the country, with nearly 85 percent of the Company's customers located in five geographic regions: New York, Texas, Ohio, the Carolinas and southern California. It is the largest cable provider in the nation's two largest cities, Los Angeles and New York, and the second largest cable operator in the country.

"We are excited to launch our Art Channel on the second largest cable operator in the country," stated Edward Vakser, CEO of Artfest International, Inc. "After the successful launch of our Art Channel in Texas, we plan to expand our Art Channel nationwide by the end of 2010. We are pleased to have formed this relationship as we continue to increase our sales revenues and shareholder value. This football game will showcase the Artchannel's ability to 'tackle' sophisticated events, and produce content for Artfest International and Artfest Direct. "

Artfest International recently filed its notification of late filling for the Company's 1st quarter 10-Q, with the SEC for period ending March 31st, 2010. The notification was due to the growth the Company has experienced over the past year which included the acquisitions of Charity Sports Distributor as well as various events held at Artfest International's 52,000 square foot facility in Dallas, Texas, and direct sales activity through its Art Channel, Inc. and Artfest Direct, Inc. subsidiaries. The Company expects its 10- Q to be filed within the next several days.

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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