SOURCE: Artfest International, Inc.

June 15, 2009 08:31 ET

Artfest International, Inc. to Open Artfest Expo Center in Dallas to the Public

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - June 15, 2009) - Artfest International, Inc. (OTCBB: ARTI) is pleased to announce that the Company will be officially opening Artfest Expo Center to the public. Artfest International will also be hosting its second "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 20th, 2009 from 11 am to 7 pm CDT 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." The event will be include live broadcasts from several Clear Channel radio stations, as well as live DJs and presentations from the local radio and television personalities.

Artfest will use the occasion to launch its new "Russian Tea Room," featuring the top Russian Artists, with a special appearance and "live" paintings by a World Renowned Russian artist KAZANIN.

"This event will show how quickly Artfest is growing through expansion and acquisitions of new artists," stated Angie Tassan, Chief Marketing Officer of Artfest International, Inc.

Artfest International's event will have live painting with Artfest Artists featuring: Kazanin, Randy Jacobs, 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 CDT, 2 pm CDT, and 5 pm CDT. 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.

"Artfest Expo Center has been opened for over a month, and the staff had a chance to 'tweak' the center and I'm extremely pleased of the progress as well as the development. This 'Formal' launch and opening to the Public will firmly position Artfest in the marketplace and will position us as a premier art and memorabilia supplier to the world," stated Edward Vakser, Artfest CEO.

For more information on the Grand Openning and "Sizzling Summer Saturday" expo on June 20, 2009, please call Keith Jablon at (407) 389-5900 or visit

Artfest International recently announced that they will be holding an open house for the financial community at their Expo Center in Dallas, Texas, as well as hosting a Nationwide Teleconference on June 23, 2009. Please call (407) 389-5900 today to reserve your place and receive information for the open house and the nationwide teleconference

The schedule for the June 20th is as follows:

13342 Midway Road Ste 250
Dallas, Texas 75244
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

11:00  Welcome from Chairman of the Board and CEO Edward Vakser
11:15  Ginger Cook in our Atrium Gallery: "The Journey Series of Ginger
11:25  A Personal Tour with Julia Polansky: The Russian Tea Room
11:30  Lisa Wilson in our Main Gallery: "How Music Makes Art"
11:30  "Storm Chasing" with Craig Gould in our Main Gallery
11:30  "Creating Income Through Art Seminar" in the Artfest Training
11:45  Live Painting in our Main Gallery: Abstract Colorist Kathy Metcalf
11:45  Live Painting in our Russian Tea Room: Victor Kazanin
NOON   Live Drawing Session with D'Arthur Wilson in our Atrium Gallery
NOON   Jean Bartlett: Sharing the Bluebonnet Story
12:15  Hugo Westphal in our Main Gallery
12:30  Craig Gould painting live in our Sports Center Gallery: Live
1:00   Ginger Cook in our Atrium Gallery: "The History of Color"
1:15   The Dmitry Sandjiev Tour with Randy Jacobs: The Russian Tea Room
1:30   Romanho: The Story of "South Africa"
1:30   Lisa and D'Arthur Wilson:"Renaissance Fusion Expressionism" in our
       Russian Tea Room
1:35   Edward Vakser, CEO in our Atrium Gallery: "Changing the Art World"
1:45   Art Channel Galleries' National Field Director in the Artfest
       Training Room:
       "Having a Home Based Business with Art"
1:55   Abstract Colorist Kathy Metcalf on "The Power of the Finger"
2:00   "The Evolution of Rhupert" in our Atrium Gallery: D'Arthur Wilson
       The Atrium Gallery
2:00   "Creating Wealth Through Art" in the Artfest Training Room
2:05   A personal tour with Russian Contemporary Artist Julia Polansky in
       our Russian Tea Room
2:15   Unveiling of the new summer collection: Victor Kanzanin
2:30   Ginger Cook: New Release in our Atrium Gallery
2:30   Jean Bartlett: "The Story of the Bluebonnets" in our Giclee Main
2:40   "The Healing Power of Art" Featured Artist Lisa Wilson in our
       Atrium Gallery
2:50   "Leslie Howell": In the spirit of Picasso Romanho in our Main
3:00   Artist Randy Jacobs tours the genius of Kravtsov in our Russian
       Tea Room
3:00   "Rhupert" Reproduction Artist Signing in our Atrium Gallery
3:15   Craig Gould touring live in our Sports Center: The Enhanced
3:25   Kathy Metcalf painting live in our Main Gallery
3:35   "Namo Buddhay" in our Main Gallery Giclee Reproduction section
3:45   Edward Vakser "The Power of RFID" in our Sports Center Showroom
3:45   "The Beauty of April Yost" in our Atrium Gallery
4:00   Art Channel Galleries' National Field Director Cheryl Moore --
       The Lucrative Business of Direct Sales Q & A - Artfest Training
4:05   "Rhupert" Book Signing - Our Atrium Gallery
4:15   "How Art Heals" with Karla Bass in our Russian Tea Room
4:30   "The Peace Project" Featured Artist Annoucement with Donna
       Collins: "We Love Rhupert! How Rhupert can make a difference with
       Atrium Gallery
4:40   Ginger Cook Interview with Victor Kazanin in our Russian Tea Room:
       "The Icon"
5:00   "Creating Income Through Art" in our Artfest Training Room

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Wine and cheese reception and cocktail party.

Shirley Casavant
Member relations

Richard Cesario

Investor Relations

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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