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) 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 P R S T V W Z

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

Emma Stothard

Emma Stothard is an internationally recognised sculptor in wire and willow. Her work can be found in gardens, galleries and private homes from Raymond Blanc's Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons, Alton Towers to Highgrove where Prince Charles dog Tigga was created as a thank you for her loan from the Prince's Trust that started her career. This year she has produced a mighty Craven Heifer for the Great Yorkshire Show and in a reference to global warming and the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook's final voyage to the Arctic, Emma is creating for the festival a life-size Polar Bear. You will find it on the southern breakwater along with smaller pieces around the village. If you would like to commission Emma, see some of her smaller works or just have a chat with her she will be exhibiting at Seaview garage on the Staithe Venue

Venue: Seaview Garage, The Staithe

Medium: Sculptor