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

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Staithes Arts And Craft Center

A co-operative of artists and crafters selling a wide range of unique goods to suit all tastes form knitted & crochet items, Leather works, Jewellery, driftwood, paintings & prints, pottery stained glass, photography, needle felting,skin care and textiles.

Venue: Staithes Art & Craft Centre, Church Street

Medium: Arts & Craft

Sue Chipchase

I make contemporary oil paintings developed in my studio from charcoal and pastel drawings. My sources of inspiration come from the local environment -moorland, coastal and industrial - and from travels in the UK and abroad. I live on the North East coast about 500 metres from the beach and have a studio at Saltburn Artists Studios and Gallery.

Venue: Salmon Cottage, High St

Medium: Painting

Nick Claiden

I am a painter and sculptor. I use stained, painted, and fused glass to create a variety of glass work, including 3D foiled and leaded sculptures. My paintings are framed watercolours where I incorporate stained glass techniques on their glass. My work is strongly narrative and explores the interaction of people and landscape, aided by birds. Birds are an integral part of my current work, as they represent quiet, reflection and freedom in contrast to an increasingly busy and frenetic world.

Venue: Wavecrest, Seaton Garth,

Medium: Glass Sculptures, Paintings

Lyn Clarke

My pots are for drinking out of, eating from and cooking with. I make mostly wheel thrown stoneware and earthenware pots of all shapes and sizes. My glazes are food safe and the colours reflect my love of the sea and my garden with lots of blues, greens and browns. I will be exhibiting with a friend and fellow potter, we will both be very pleased to see you!

Venue: Corner Cottage, Beckside

Medium: Wheel thrown pottery

Fiona Clibbens

Fiona Clibbens is a British Artist living and working in Filey, North Yorkshire. From bold floral canvasses to her range of seaside inspired beach hut paintings, Fiona’s love of strong, bright colours is evident in her work. Married with two daughters, Fiona has spent many happy family days - come rain or shine - on Filey Beach, providing her with a wealth of inspiration for her paintings.

Venue: The Moorings, Mount Pleasant

Medium: Acrylic & Inks

Carolyn Coles

Having studied art and illustration in the early nineties, Carolyn has exhibited artwork in York, London, Derby, Manchester, Hereford and Leeds, selling work internationally. Choosing seascapes as subject matter, Carolyn likes to capture atmosphere, usually with a leaning towards dark and moody - and generally on a larger scale. More recently works include landscapes and their natural fauna, in washes of colour. These paintings are bright and uplifting, and on a smaller scale. All paintings are on stretched canvas in artists quality acrylic.

Venue: Wesley Cottage, Beckside

Medium: Painting

Eliza Conway

I am a maker of textiles, rag rugs in particular, but also small knitted items and woven cushions. I am fascinated by the history of rag rugs and enjoy searching for old tools and vintage rugs plus other vintage textile related treasures. I prefer to use pure wool in yarn or blanket form to make my rugs and focus on three main methods - proddy, hooking and peg loom weaving. I have been a member of the Staithes Arts and Crafts group for many years and will be exhibiting in Sealey Cottage.

Venue: Sealey Cottage, High Barrass

Medium: Textiles


My whole attitude to painting changed the evening i met a proffessional artist at a piano concert in Sorrento . After convincing myself most of my life that I couldn't paint the lady told me on my return to England to book in for lessons then practice, so i did exactly that with an amazing tutor called Robin Horspool .The more I learned and practiced the more i wanted to ..I work in different mediums and paint whatever i see that catches my eye. I warmly invite you to come and see my brand new collection of paintings .

Venue: Slipway Cottage, Beckside

Medium: pastel charcoal

Nicola Davey Coppertop-Designs

I am a textile artist and tutor. I have a passion for textiles. Working mostly in the medium of handmade felt, I like to experiment and combine textile techniques. I am inspired by the sea, it's energy, power and changing mood, I like to reflect this in my work. I share my love of textiles in the classes I teach in my workshop garden.

Venue: Lifeboat Cottage , Cowbar

Medium: Felt, Textile Artist

Anderson Creations

Derek Anderson is a metal sculptor currently based in the north-east of England. A trained silversmith, he has spent the past 30 years expanding and refining his skills in working with metal. The resulting artwork combines the passion and creativity of an artist with the precision and artistry of a silversmith. His sculptures are produced using a method known as direct sculpturing where he takes a flat piece of sheet metal and with precision hammer blows manipulates the metal into various botanical and animal forms. Each piece is therefore a unique and individual work of art.

Venue: Lynn Cottage, High Street

Medium: Metal Sculpture

Holly Tree Crochet

My name is Louise Cole my business is called Holly Tree Crochet I live in the lovely village of Hinderwell my mum first taught me to crochet When I was a child, i tend to specialise in baby wares often making my own designs i currently have my work in the Art & Craft Centre in Staithes, i also volunteer in the Gateway Centre located in the carpark. I love receiving custom orders and working to create something unique

Venue: Gateway Center

Medium: Crochet

Chris Czainski

Chris Czainski is a professional multi-media artist, exhibiting nationally and internationally. She also creates film, installations and performances as part of the husband and wife collaboration, known as “The Fabulous Czainskis” People who know Chris’s work will have seen her sacred Icons on driftwood and those using found objects and natural materials. She is presently concentrating on producing Sacred Icons using traditional techniques and is a member of The British Association of Iconographers. She will be exhibiting a selection of her Icons at the Festival. Chris is also co-curator of "The Smallest Museum in The World"

Venue: Tudor Rose cottage

Medium: Iconographer

Paul Czainski

Paul is the other half of The Fabulous Czainskis. He has studios in both Staithes and Halifax and is a juried member of The International Guild of Realism. Paul created the Staithes Illusion Trail and is co-curator of "The Smallest Museum in the World". He is largely a figurative painter and trompe l'oeil specialist and has had commissions and projects all around the globe.

Venue: Tudor Rose cottage

Medium: Painter