KidzArt Adds New Franchises to Its Global Network in Last Quarter of 2007

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International Art Ed Franchise Expands in Ohio, Texas, Florida and Enters Connecticut and Michigan.

KidzArt, an international children's art education franchise company, welcomed five new franchises to its international network in the last quarter of 2007. The organization, which has been helping students ages 2-102 unleash their creativity for the past 15 years, now offers its services in 29 US states and in China.

The newest additions to the KidzArt franchise network are located in Manchester, CT, Hamilton, OH, Traverse City, MI, Jacksonville, FL, and McAllen, TX. The CT and MI KidzArt franchises are the first in their states.

"KidzArt is excited about its offerings in two new states and our further penetration into OH, FL and TX," says Shell Herman, CEO of KidzArt. "The demand for our art instruction services is growing exponentially as educators and parents understand how crucial the arts are to a comprehensive and balanced education for their children. Our franchisees are coming on board, quickly ramping up to meet the demand and reaping the benefits of this great opportunity in the marketplace."

KidzArt offers a unique art education curriculum for kids, from preschoolers to teenagers, and senior citizens too. Classes are small, up to 15 enrollees, to maximize the amount of attention paid to each student. The program teaches how to express and gain greater self-confidence through drawing.

Annie Poulin, executive director of KidzArt in CT, is excited to be the first in the state to offer the industry-leading art education brand.

"Through my relationships with the local schools, communities and parents I want to increase awareness of the KidzArt program in Connecticut and make sure that all children have the opportunity to have art expression in their lives," notes Poulin.

In addition to after-school art programs, KidzArt franchisees provide art birthday parties and art camps during school vacations and the summer breaks. KidzArt's newest program, KidzArt Products, offers artwork on a variety of products such as mugs, mouse pads and clocks at http://www.kidzartproducts.com. The customized products are used for school fundraisers as an alternative to cookie dough and wrapping paper.

About KidzArt:
Founded in 1998, KidzArt is an international art enrichment franchise company that helps kids of all ages (including senior citizens) explore their inner artistic potential in a safe, structured, non-competitive environment. KidzArt ranked in Entrepreneur magazine's Top New 50 Franchises for 2007, was named Top Children's Art Franchise for 2006 and has been in the Franchise 500 for the past six years. In addition, KidzArt was named a "World-Class Franchise" by the Franchise Research Institute for 2006 and 2007. Franchising since July 2002, KidzArt has franchised units throughout the US and in China. To find out more about KidzArt visit http://www.kidzart.com or call 800-379-8302.

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