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: C D K N P T W

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

Angela Dawson

Angela’s oil and mixed media paintings are a perceptual and playful response to her environment. She is fascinated by growth and change. Her earlier work was mainly figurative and is now largely non-representational. Angela explores natural and geometric patterns and letterforms, using layering and chance juxtapositions. The work evolves slowly and emerges at its own pace!

Venue: 35 Staithes Lane, Staithes,

Medium: Oil paint