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: C D K N P T W

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

Louise Goult Textiles

I am a textile artist inspired by people and relationships, often focussing on memories of times together and places visited. I enjoy creating pieces of conceptual work that contain a narrative, with the use of fabric and materials central to the work. I use the materials to convey the story or feeling behind the work I like to encourage the viewer to reflect and consider the subject matter a little more than perhaps they would have. My artwork is research based, with the little known, quirky and often overlooked facts drawn out and embedded into the piece.

Venue: Welcome 2 Staithes, 68 Staithes lane

Medium: Textile/embroidery artist