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:

Kit Hemsley

Brought up on the coast near Whitby I now work from my garden shed just outside Leeds, West Yorkshire. I’m fascinated by clay in its multitude of colours and textures. Currently I’m exploring its extremes with the delicate, flowing, semi-translucent, coloured Parian (porcelain) in stark contrast to my primitive, extremely tactile, burnished, sawdust fired pieces. My work is sometimes functional, often sculptural but always visually exciting. I have shown and sold my work through exhibitions and galleries in northern England for the last three years. The processes I use mean all my work is as individual as a fingerprint.

Venue: Poplar House, High Street, Venue 12

Medium: Ceramics