Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage

Staithes Festival has established itself as one of the friendliest festival on the coast – a must-go-to event in the regional arts calendar.

During the weekend some 100+ cottages in the village become temporary art galleries in a unique selling exhibition. Staithes heritage is also celebrated in fossils, fishing, historic photographs and film shows.

North York Moors, Scarborough Borough Council and Welcome to Yorkshire
Light on the Beach

Glenn Kilpatrick

Exhibiting Artists

Some 85 galleries throughout the village will open their doors for a unique selling exhibition. All the artists will be listed in the printed brochure (available within the village a week before the Festival and on the weekend) with a thumbnail image of their work and their medium. To find them, the brochure will show the galleries on the numbered map or you may prefer to wander the village (top and bottom) and take pot luck. In the meantime you can browse the alphabetical list artists and their work here.

Throughout the village Sat/Sun 10:00-17:30/Free

Browse Alphabetically: B C D E F G H J K N P S T V W

Artist Spotlight - Chosen At Random From This Year's Exhibitors:

Clothylde Vergnes

Clothylde lives and paints in North Yorkshire and exhibits in local galleries. Her paintings are personal and stylised interpretations, inspired conceptually by Paul Klee's notion of "taking a line for a walk", and in practise by her experience of stained glass design, whereby colours are contained by defined boundaries. Her work focuses on landscapes between Whitby and Loftus, whether the open and empty stretches of moors or the crowded semi-symbiotic relationship of cottages and sea on the coast. Her oil paintings evolve from quick outdoor sketches and are elaborated in her studio. She also paints watercolour miniatures.

Venue: Cottage 4a, Northside. Cowbar

Medium: Landscape Painter