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:

Lisa Empson

I take inspiration from nature; walking in the countryside and beside the coast, particularly in Yorkshire and the North East. I try to express what Nature’s Palette makes me feel, rather than simply what I see. I’m in awe of the big, vibrantly abstract skies Mother Nature often presents us with. For me the joy of painting is “in the journey not the destination” and this is the focus I bring to my art. Every painting begins as an exercise painting purely for pleasure, following the journey the paint takes me on and being absorbed totally in the moment.

Venue: Rock Lea

Medium: Contemporary landscapes seascapes