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:

Jo Walton

Jo creates rust prints on paper and silk, and has developed this process to print onto plaster. She continues her passion of sea and landscape paintings on gold metal leaf and is now creating abstract pieces on horizons using sheet metal and plaster. She uses her rust printed fabric to make silk scarves and designer clothes. Jo studied fine art at Bradford University, and Upholstery at Leeds Art College. Her work spans across these genres. She has a professional career in both. She works from her studio Rogues Atelier on Fossgate in the centre of York.

Venue: Wesley Cottage, Beckside

Medium: Painting, Print-making, Textiles