Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage

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

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

Staithes Festival Artists Beginning with A

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Zosia Olenska Anderson

Optimistic representational art inspired by small scenes and a close observation of nature. My work looks to find beauty in our daily environments, and embodies a delight with decorative objects. I use large areas of gold leaf, with tactile textures and an individually aged patina, combined with painted plants or creatures. I also love to examine small interiors or landscapes, focusing in on books especially as one of my favourite subject matters. My ultimate aim is to make uplifting work that connects us to the world around us.

Venue: Broome Cottage, 1 Mount Pleasant, Staithes, Ts13 5DG

Medium: Painting

Sharron Bates Artist

Sharron is a mixed media artist who lives and works in County Durham, England. Her work explores mixed media collage, which embraces her love of vintage colours, words and ephemera. Paper plays a fundamental role in her current work, especially if aged, turned yellow, or worn due to time and use. She’s a keen collector of forgotten or discarded memories held on beautiful papers. She can spend hours carefully collaging found papers which hold some pertinence to her artwork.

Venue: Hill Cottage, High Barrass , Staithes TS13 5DE

Medium: Mixed Media Artist

Karina Wiles - Textile & Mixed Media Artist

Karina is a textile and mixed media artist based near Thirsk. Relocating back to North Yorkshire in 2018 to care for her Mum she now focuses on her wildlife themed fibre arts. She uses upcycled yarns and fabrics along with natural dyed fibres to create individually hand hooked pictures and rag rug items. All her tactile art creations are both inspired by and reflective of nature's textures, shapes and colours. Her mixed media works incorporate fibres, paper, metal, wire and reclaimed items. She is a member of The Art Crowd, Northallerton and a Committee Member for Ebor Ruggers, York.

Venue: Shrimp Cottage, 21 Church St, Staithes TS13 5DB

Medium: Fibre Arts

Suzanne’s Artscape

Suzanne lives and practices her art in Leeds. Although she has painted most of her life, and is largely self taught, Suzanne began painting full-time 9 years ago. Her paintings are regularly exhibited in galleries around Yorkshire. Suzanne is passionate about the Yorkshire coast and countryside, in which depicting the natural beauty through watercolour, whether it’s pebbles and rocks or rugged moorlands. As a regular visitor to the coast, she can state that there is never a shortage of inspiration.

Venue: Crows Nest Cottage 9 Cowbar Bank Staithesls TS13 5BZ

Medium: Watercolour artist