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 on the weekend £1) with a thumbnail image of thier 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 P R S T V W Z

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

Gail Hurst

Developing observations, sketches, recalling my memories of amazing locations, stunning light and natural forms near my home on the Yorkshire coast are essential to my working practise. The process is often challenging when I explore a variety of painting materials to capture atmosphere, a sense of place and those elements that excited me. A recent project took me away from painting and I found myself using collage on 3D forms. An interesting challenge and although surprisingly time consuming is something I'd like to explore further as it was great fun and not to be taken seriously.

Venue: Fishermen's Cottage, Gun Gutter/84

Medium: Painting, 3D Collage