Artfest International, Inc. to Attend Licensing International Expo

Artfest International, Inc. (OTCBB: ARTI) is pleased to announce that the Company will be attending the 2009 Licensing International Expo being held at the Mandalay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from June 2nd through June 4th.

Corporate management will be meeting with companies and organizations that represent artists, to present to them the opportunity to use Artfest International, or one of its subsidiaries, Art Channel, Inc. and Art Channel Galleries, Inc., as distribution channels for art or memorabilia.

They will also be presenting Artfest’s unique Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) service, which is used to authenticate original art and memorabilia, by use of a RFID chip that can be read by many cell phones or PDA devices. Each piece is tagged at the source where it originates and is not easily counterfeited, giving purchasers of the art or memorabilia assurance that they are getting what they paid for.

“We are very excited about attending the Expo and meeting with groups that can either increase our supply of artistic properties that are distributed through our members, or who may be customers for our state-of-the-art verification technology,” stated Edward Vakser, CEO of Artfest International, Inc.

About the Licensing International Expo

For more than 29 years Licensing International Expo has been the meeting place for the biggest names and the hottest properties in the industry. Attendees get a preview of the newest licensing and merchandising programs that will generate excitement and buying behavior among consumers. Licensing International Expo is the only event in the world where attendees gain this competitive advantage with the opportunity to explore the largest, most diverse collection of properties and brands available for licensing worldwide with over 7,000 brands represented.

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.