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: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T V W

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

Zoe Catherine Kendall

​Zoe is a York based artist who graduated from Central Saint Martins with a degree in Jewellery Design in 2007. Her practice has evolved to explore multiple disciplines including painting, ceramics, sculpture and object, with a focus on adornment, ‘making’ and self-expression. Zoe finds inspiration in the creative human story, from ancient jewellery and artefacts, through to contemporary painting and installation, delving into themes of identity, experience, the environment and our position within it. The resultant artworks and pieces of jewellery reveal a personal voice and aesthetic with a universal, cultural resonance.

Venue: Bethel, High Street

Medium: Fine-artist, Jeweller, Painter