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:


Sarah works from her Ramsgill Studio in Upper Nidderdale. She trained in Graphic design at the University of Northumbria in the early 90's. All her work has a common route in development, collecting sketches and photos on long dales and coastal walks, developing the ideas back in her studio . Her work reflects her passion for the natural environment. Stylistically it is representational but with hints of impressionism, showing her love of colour and mark making. In recent months she has been experimenting with cold wax oil painting and developing her sketchbook making.

Venue: Bethel, High Street

Medium: Painter and printmaker