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 J K L M N P T V W

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


Sarah works from her Ramsgill studio in rural Nidderdale. She trained as a graphic designer but established herself as a painter 20 years ago. All her work has a common route in development, collecting sketches and photos on long walks in the dales and coast. Her paintings reflect her passion for nature and the outdoors, often with water as a theme. Sarah's professional practice developed into print a few years ago, including screen print, solar plates and drypoint. Her work is continuously changing but always with an emphasis on drawing. At the moment she is working on prints using multiple plates and techniques with a strong narrative.

Venue: Bethel, High Street

Medium: Painter and Printmaker