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:

Jane E Marsden Jem4art

My mixed media work utilises textiles, paper clay, eco-dying and printing and is influenced strongly by natural forms, mythology and storytelling. My artistic journey has seen me gather ideas like jewels since childhood, trying new ways of blending techniques to produce each unique piece. The materials are chosen for each subject: Textiles incorporate felted wool, appliqued fabrics and hand sewing; Paper clay creates images using multiple layers of washes, varnishes and painted detail; Plants and natural dyes are used in traditional ways to create eco printed and dyed fabrics, used in my textile pieces or as silk scarves

Venue: The Cottage, High Street Venue 35

Medium: Mixed Media Artist