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:

Kelly Herrick

Kelly is an artist who finds joy in the landscape. She captures it, wraps it in colour and brings it to life with her own bold and contemporary style. With her art she connects people to a special time and place by creating a unique moment in paint. Having worked in the creative industries for over 20 years, Kelly took up a paint brush in her 40s and found she simply couldn’t stop painting. Her values of authenticity, creativity, freedom and joy are all expressed through her work. Her paintings help people fall in love with our landscapes all over again.

Venue: Roma Cottage

Medium: Contemporary landscape artist