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 www.whitby-photography.com

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 on the weekend £1) with a thumbnail image of thier 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 P R S T V W Z



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

Mick Kirkby-Geddes

I make sculptures to go indoors, outdoors, do commissions and work in lots of schools. I like to re-use junk metal and give it a new lease of life in my work, it’s like a personal mission not to see anything go to waste. Mixed together with new metal these discarded objects live again as parts of sculptures of animals, people, robots, clocks, in fact anything really. The ideas come from cartoons, children’s books, tv programmes and quite often the shapes of the original objects themselves.

Venue: Roraima, 40 Staithes Lane/7

Medium: metal sculpture