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 P R S T V W

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

Glazzard Lundsten Enamels

Both Lyn and Tom began enamelling around 2000. Enamelling has always been very personal to both. They create bowls and panels using enamel on copper and also ranges of enamelled silver jewellery. When Tom was teaching Lyn electro-etching in 2017 they recognised that their skills and interests complemented each other and formed a partnership to collaborate and develop further ideas. Current work combines Lyn’s design ideas with Tom’s technical expertise and a shared love of the colour and transparency of enamel.

Venue: Roxby Cottage

Medium: Enamelling Jewellery Objects