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: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T V W

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

Rae Clarke

My love of the North East coastline is fused with a passion for translating the colours, contrasts, shapes and patterns of my surroundings into the feelings that they evoke. Walking my dogs on the beaches around my Saltburn-by-the-Sea home in all weathers also provides inspiration for my paintings. I enjoy working with pastels, inks and paints to create a dramatic yet soothing style, drawing on my background in interior design. Based in Saltburn Studios, I am thrilled to be part of Staithes Festival for the first time this year.

Venue: Salmon Cottage, High Street Venue 41

Medium: Painting