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 N

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Sue Nichol

I have been visiting Staithes all my life and have family associations that go back even further. I exhibit in Staithes Gallery and have been part of the weekend painting school. I love to paint around Staithes at every opportunity and have a particular love of the boats. I am a member of the prestigious Peak District Artisans and exhibit around Derbyshire and North Yorkshire I run Worshops for the Chatsworth Estate.

Venue: Laura Knight's Studio, Barber's Yard

Medium: Oil Painting

Ian Nicholas

Yorkshire born artist Ian counts himself very lucky to live and paint in such a picturesque area. Ian uses the fluid medium of watercolour to capture the dramatic coastlines and moors of North Yorkshire. He has been painting for many years and has previously exhibited at Staithes Festival with a local artist group.

Venue: Staithes Museum

Medium: Watercolour

Sally Nicholas

Inspired by the wonderful colours of the sea both at home and abroad, Sally uses this inspiration in her fused glass artwork. Glass fusing for over 20 years, Sally uses a variety of different techniques in her work including layering, using frit and dichroic accents and glass painting. Her work is then fired in a kiln to over 800°C. More recently she has been developing a range of larger pieces of fused glass.

Venue: Staithes Museum

Medium: Fused Glass