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 D

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Simon Dawson

Keen observation and drawing are the starting point for all Simon's work. His career started with illustration and design. He works in a variety of media including digital, but primarily oil paint. His work spans a wide range of subjects including landscapes, figures, portraits flowers and boats. Many hang in private collections. For many years Simon and his wife taught art in their studio. He has recently published a book showing and talking about his work.

Venue: 35 Staithes Lane TS13 5AH

Medium: Painting

Angela Dawson

Still-life and landscape were Angela’s subjects for many years. For the last ten years, inspired by patterns both natural and man-made, Angela’s work has become increasingly abstracted. She builds intricate and complex compositions. Sometimes letterforms and words are incorporated. There is a mix of media however oil paint is the primary medium.

Venue: 35 Staithes Lane, TS13 5AH

Medium: Painting

Avalon Designs

Beautiful Gifts Designed with a Touch of Class! Avalon Designs is small cottage industry created when friends and family who loved my quirky take on traditionally designed items kept telling me I should sell them. We design and create a wide range of quality hand-knitted items with that little something extra to make them stand out from the crowd. We also produce a range of beautifully engraved wood, glass or slate products, many of which can be personalised or customised for that special someone or simply to enhance your own home. Whatever your need, we will do our very best to recreate your vision and provide you with the perfect gift.​​

Venue: Coble Cottage, High Street

Medium: Uniquely Crafted Gifts