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

Staithes Festival Artists Beginning with F

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Alexander Fearn

Alexander Fearn is a Scottish painter living and working in Leeds. He is a self taught artist whose bold compositions are developed through the use of classic and contemporary oil painting techniques on sculpted and textured canvasses. His dramatic paintings convey the rugged terrain, ever changing light and weather unique to the northern British landscape.

Venue: Waverley House, Main Street, Staithes

Medium: Contemporary Oil Painter

Kezy Feaster

Kezy’s love of the Yorkshire landscape and passion for experimenting with mixed media collide in her vibrant paintings. She finds inspiration from the higgledy cottages of coastal villages to the tumbling dry stone walls crossing the moors, capturing them in her distinctive quirky style.

Venue: Kindly Light Cottage, Slip Top

Medium: Painting


Flick works with precious metals and semi-precious stones to create unique pieces of contemporary jewellery. She specialises in etching to create intricate patterns which are inspired by nature, museum objects or anything else that catches her eye. She also sources and strings unusual semi-precious stone beads.

Venue: East View, High Street

Medium: Jeweller

Sue M Frater

Sue lives and works in the North East of England and studied illustration at Sunderland University. Painting for many years Sue has exhibited all over the world as well as in the UK. Sue loves to experiment with a wide range of medium from Acrylic, Gouache, Caran Dache and oil pastels. Sue achieves detail with texture, depth and warmth and her work captures the beauty of Mother Nature.

Venue: N0. 4 Fisherman's Cottage Cow Bar Bank (Old Jacks Cottage)

Medium: Painter