Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage

Staithes Festival has established itself as one of the friendliest festivals on the coast – a must-see event in the regional arts calendar.

Festival 2024 is on Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 September, with preview night 7pm-8.30pm Friday 13 September

Doors of cottages are thrown open as pop-up art galleries in a unique selling exhibition. 

Celebrating the history and heritage of Staithes with a programme of walks, talks, photographs, and film shows.

North York Moors, Scarborough Borough Council and Welcome to Yorkshire
Light on the Beach

Glenn Kilpatrick

Exhibiting Artists

Galleries throughout the village will open their doors for a unique selling exhibition. Artists will be listed in the printed brochure 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, browse the alphabetical list artists and their work here. All galleries have free entry.

Browse Alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N P R S T W

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

Felty And Fabulous

Brenda Christison (Felty and Fabulous) is a needle-felter from York. Formerly a headteacher, her work explores a renewed appreciation of life after redundancy. A member of Staithes Arts and Crafts and the International Felt-makers Association, much of her work is inspired by the changing seasons of the Yorkshire coast and countryside. Needle-felting onto vintage blankets lends her work a uniqueness in terms of colour, texture and history. Signature pieces include wild landscapes, seascapes and hares, with hand embroidery adding detail. Always a teacher at heart, she promotes this mindful, magical skill by leading workshops and creating kits. Commissions always welcome!

Venue: Corner House, Gun Gutter

Medium: Needlefelting