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: B C D E F G H J K N P S T V W

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

Mad About Wool

I enjoy working in pure natural fibres especially wool, I learnt to knit in Denmark when I was four and it has been apart of my life that has always been there, picking it up when ever I have needed it. It helps me put life into perspective and order. I seek pre loved chairs and cover them in themed creative knitting, with some of the embellishments in hand made felt. Taking inspiration from my surroundings, whether that be nature, work or my imagination. Each chair has a story, and more stories could and have been created from them.

Venue: Ruby House

Medium: Creative knitting