Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage

Staithes Festival has established itself as one of the friendliest festivals on the coast – a must-see event in the regional arts calendar.

Festival 2024 is on Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 September, with preview night 7pm-8.30pm Friday 13 September

Doors of cottages are thrown open as pop-up art galleries in a unique selling exhibition. 

Celebrating the history and heritage of Staithes with a programme of walks, talks, photographs, and film shows.

North York Moors, Scarborough Borough Council and Welcome to Yorkshire
Light on the Beach

Glenn Kilpatrick

Exhibiting Artists

Galleries throughout the village will open their doors for a unique selling exhibition. Artists will be listed in the printed brochure 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, browse the alphabetical list artists and their work here. All galleries have free entry.

Browse Alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K M N P R S T W

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


I am a textile artist creating personal handstitched and freehand machined 'landscapes' using deconstructing fabrics and 'found' or re-dyed yarns. The work is in layers, of stitch and colour to create surface and texture. Having begun by studying Ceramics, I taught art and design, ceramics, and textiles before leaving to focus on my textile interests- working on events such as the York Mystery Plays and becoming a founder member of the York Textile Artists group. I now produce work for exhibition in and around Yorkshire, and regularly show in the York Open studios. I take commissions, and also host workshops for The Viking Loom and privately.

Venue: Dunroamin, Chapel Yard, TS13 5BS

Medium: Textiles mixed media