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.

This year it's 15-17 September 2023.

During the weekend the doors of cottages in the village are thrown open as pop-up art galleries in a unique selling exhibition. 

The heritage of Staithes is celebrated through a programme of walks, talks, historic photographs, film shows, and a demonstration of how to make a lobster pot!

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

Glenn Kilpatrick

Di Guttridge

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I am a regular visitor to Staithes, having owned a cottage there for over 25 years. It is both the subject of and inspiration for many of my paintings, which I exhibit in the Staithes Gallery. When out in the village and surrounding coast, I breathe it in. To breathe in is to inspire. I take this energy back into my studio, where I draw on memories of the sensory experience to produce multilayered and highly textured paintings using oils and cold wax.

Venue: Waverley House, High Street

Medium: Oil painting