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:

Ruth Clayton

I qualified as a Graphic Designer at Leeds Metropolitan University, specialising in illustration, in 1986 and then gained a teaching qualification at Manchester University. Since then I have spent time as an Art teacher working in high schools, tertiary colleges and teaching adults. I work in a studio jointly with my partner Stuart Gray at Farfield Mill in Sedbergh, Cumbria. We love working in this old textile mill. It has such a charm and history. I mainly specialise in watercolour and like to try and capture the energy of the sea. I love the way that water reflects the surrounding force of nature with all its colours and intricate patterns.

Venue: Trig point, Staithes Lane

Medium: Watercolour, Mixed media