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

Staithes Festival Artists Beginning with A

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Zosia Olenska Anderson

Inspired by small scenes and nature in the everyday, Zosia's work centres on natural elements with richly textured gold leaf. Bringing tactile organic surface together with multiple layers of gilding, her paintings are a celebration of the decorative object.

Venue: Village Hall

Medium: Mixed Media Painting

Alan Taylor Art

A self-taught artist who loves using the medium of pastels or colour pencils to capture the diverse colours and character of animal wildlife, finding inspiration from countryside walks both at home and abroad A member of the Guild Society of Artists (GSA), I gained the AGSA professional qualification for the ‘wonderful artwork’ submitted to the GSA Fine Art Committee, and for my artist professionalism I sell my work as mounted giclee prints, framed art, miniature artworks, greeting cards, bookmarks and coasters Please find my art at the Staithes Arts and Craft Cooperative 7 Church Street Staithes

Venue: Staithes Arts and Crafts Centre

Medium: Wildlife Artist

Suzanne’s Artscape

Suzanne has been working as a full-time artist since 2014. Born in West Yorkshire, and currently living in Leeds, she is a regular visitor to the North Yorkshire Coast and Moors. It is here where she finds most of her inspiration. Watercolour is Suzanne’s choice of medium, and she uses the paint’s translucency to allow light to flood into her paintings. Suzanne is interested in capturing detail to bring life to her work. Suzanne regularly sells her paintings in local galleries, but loves to exhibit at major art fairs and festivals where she can meet buyers face to face.

Venue: Crows Nest Cottage 9 Cowbar Bank Staithes TS13 5BZ

Medium: Watercolour artist

Alex Ash

Having studied at Chelsea College of Art and then spending ten years working as a designer, art consultant and art teacher, Alex has combined her skills and expert knowledge to pursue her passion working full time as an artist. Inspired by the tranquil sea and sun of her childhood home in Dubai and the moody, dramatic seas of Yorkshire where she was born and now lives, Alex creates abstract seascapes. She works with a range of media but, predominantly ink, acrylic, and gold leaf all work is then finished with a resin glaze.

Venue: Bethel Chapel, High Street, Staithes

Medium: Painting

Meg Ashley

I am a painter and potter living on the North Sea coast. I draw inspiration from the natural world and have a seasonal stall at Staithes Arts and Crafts.

Venue: Sealey Cottage, High Barrass (Upstairs)

Medium: Ceramics and Painting

Designs, Avalon

Avalon Designs was created when friends and family, who loved my quirky take on traditional designs, kept telling me I should sell them. So I created a range of funky hand-knitted outfits, cuddly toys (for babies, toddlers, adults and furry four-legged friends) with that certain something to make them stand out from the crowd. This expanded into beautifully engraved wood, glass or slate for that special occasion or simply to enhance your home. whatever you're looking for we do our very best to come up with something beautiful that will make you smile.

Venue: Coble Cottage, High Street

Medium: Quirky Crafty Designs