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:

Lisa Tindale

Lisa Tindale is a maker of mosaics, specialising in smaller objects. Her early work is abstract, portraying found form and colour in fragments of stone on 4 inch tiles. These were followed by a series of child-like boats and moons, again on the small format tiles, miniature tea-cups with childrens’ cutlery, and stone flower-pots filled with dried flowers. In 2018 she returned to abstraction with skylines of Amsterdam houses mounted on wallpaper backgrounds. She also produced a series of hearts on wood and has most recently moved to small-format brooches which are on show for the first time at Staithes.

Venue: Grimes Cottage, High Barrass

Medium: Mosaic Artist