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:

Galina Titova

Galina Titova is a textile artist based in York. Working in a traditional wet felting technique she creates felted pictures resembling watercolour painting and unique felted sculptures. Drawing inspiration from natural geometrical forms she designs and makes sculptural textile pieces on large and small scale. Images of sea creatures were used as a source of her studies of form, colour and texture. She exhibited her work at York Textile Artists exhibition (York, 2019), Saltaire Sculpture Trail (2018), Art in the Pen shows (2016-2020), Feltrosa Felt Festival (Italy, 2017), Rural Arts gallery (Thirsk, 2016), Felted Fever exhibition at Fringe (London, 2015).

Venue: Benjamins Cottage, 15 Staithes Lane

Medium: Textile