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 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:

Bridget Wilkinson

Bridget is a full time painter and mixed media artist. She lives on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park in the seaside town of Whitby. Living in the small fishing port of Whitby gives Bridget the ideas and inspirations for her paintings, creating bold, colourful works, in her own unique style. Bridget has a wonderful collection of beach finds that she is incorporating into little sculptures and Shadow Boxes. These are an extension of her paintings using mixed media, driftwood, clay and found objects. Bridget’s work is fast becoming collectable both locally and nationally.

Venue: Seacrest, Barrass Square

Medium: Painting & mixed media