SOURCE: Artfest International, Inc.

November 02, 2009 08:31 ET

Artfest Is Key Sponsor for Kids Matter Charity Fundraiser

Star-Studded Event to Raise Money for Needy Children Around the World; In Line With Artfest's Mission of Corporate Responsibility and Citizenship

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - November 2, 2009) - Artfest International, Inc., (OTCBB: ARTS), a leading-edge arts distribution company, announced today that on November 7 the company will host a fundraiser at its Dallas-based 50,000 square foot Art Channel Galleries, for Kids Matter International (KMI), a Texas-based charity committed to helping children around the world, by a variety of means.

The fundraiser, hosted by former Dallas Cowboy, Michael Kiselak and his wife Kim, reaches out to the local sports and business community through KMI's Clothe A Child Program. This Clothe A Child program has a 20-year history of giving 100% of what is raised to clothing local children. Kids Matter International also has an international presence through their orphanage located in India and a Girls in Crisis and Transitional Home in Roatan, Honduras.

Joining Mr. and Mrs. Kiselak will be dozens of prominent business leaders, as well as recognized sports figures. Some of the Athletes that have confirmed so far are former MLB players from the Rangers, Ellis Valentine, Jose Guzman, Mike Munoz, and Mike Simms. National Football League players include former Cowboys, Reggie Barnes, Kelvin Garmon, and Eugene Lockhart, as well as former Chief, Ralph Stockemer, former Bronco, Dudley Williams, and former Ram, Isiah Robertson. Undefeated World Champion Kickboxer Jonathan "Lights Out" Spinks and Former PGA Professional Jeffrey Combs will also attend.

Fundraiser guests will peruse through a fascinating Art and Memorabilia Exhibit and Auction at Artfest's venue where they will bid for items with proceeds going directly to KMI to help children in need.

"We are honored to be able to participate in this fundraising event with Kids Matter International. So many of our local sports heroes as well as our community of generous business executives have come together to make this happen. It is part of Artfest's mission to go beyond smart business and building shareholder value. We strive to serve as a good corporate citizen, helping those in need," stated Edward Vasker, CEO of Artfest International.

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About Artfest International, Inc.

Artfest International, Inc. is a publicly traded Company under the stock symbol "ARTS." Artfest 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., and Charity Sports Distributor Inc., offering the most exciting Art and Memorabilia products and rewards program in the history of direct sales marketing.

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