Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage

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

During the weekend some 100+ cottages in the village become temporary art galleries in a unique selling exhibition. Staithes heritage is also celebrated in fossils, fishing, historic photographs and film shows.

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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Heidi Farrar

Heidi is a Leeds based acrylic and oil artist specialising in wildlife. Heidi exhibits up and down the country and has collectors of her work as far flung as the US, Australia and New Zealand.

Venue: Hampdon Cottage, Chapel Yard

Medium: Wildlife in Oils

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 Staithes to the isolated barn nestled in the moors. Following travels abroad, Kezy has also started a series of paintings exploring Italy's hill top towns and dramatic coastline.

Venue: Bay Tree Cottage, Sliptop

Medium: Painting

Coppertop-Designs Handmade Felt

I trained as a teacher and taught in local schools for 17 years before leaving to pursue my creative passion, making Handmade Felt Art and also teaching felt making and crochet. I am inspired by both the beautiful coast we live at and the surrounding, stunning countryside. Colour, texture, form and movement all feature heavily in my pieces, be it a Nuno Felted Scarf, Wet Felted Fower Brooch, Felt picture or Felt Soap. All my pieces are unique, one off items. I undertake commissions also.

Venue: Lifeboat Cottage, Northside

Medium: Handmade Felt Art


Flick works in silver with semi-precious stones and 18ct. gold.She specialises in etching to create surface patterns on a variety of pieces from earrings to cuff links. Flick also sources and strings unusual semi-precious beads. Her inspiration comes from nature, museum objects or anything else that catches her eye. A move to Yorkshire triggered a change from designing for the textile industry to designing and making jewellery. After a few years of attending courses and experimenting she started to sell her jewellery to galleries. This was over 20 years ago and she has been selling to various galleries ever since.

Venue: East View, High Street

Medium: Jewellery

Sue M Frater

Sue lives and works in the North east of England and is inspired by the beautiful landscapes seascapes and Natural history of the area. Using a variety of media from Gouache, Caran dache and Acrylic she creates texture depth and warmth to her work. She paints from the heart and captures this in her beautifully observed paintings. Sue is well known for her quirky Doors of Staithes series and we look forward to seeing Who's doors she will have painted this year.

Venue: No. 4 Fisherman's Cottage Cowbar Bank

Medium: Painter