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 M

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Wendi May

Wendi is a multi-disciplined artist and sustainable alchemist based in Northallerton. Her art works range from botanicals to landscapes, gothic to large scale murals, as she implements a variety of mediums. She loves being outdoors to capture the intricacy and vibrancy that nature offers her creativity.    Using sustainable methods, Wendi’s alchemy skills allow her to create her own charcoal, inks and paints from local flora and fauna for her sketching and painting purposes. She is a founding member of ‘The Art Crowd’ and a great supporter of creativity within the local community, running numerous workshops for all age groups.   

Venue: Shrimp Cottage 21 Church Street Staithes TS13 5DB

Medium: Wild studies of nature with foraged materials

James McGairy

James Lives and works on the Northern edge of the North York Moors, responding to his environment, creating paintings to celebrate this unique landscape. James aims to convey a sense of place, by conjuring with paint. ‘I search for subjects that inspire, looking for a ‘Light’. I return to familiar places and with luck, I try to capture a moment. My process involves layers of paint, to achieve depth, I am continually thrilled by the magical quality of paint. I am attempting to express my visceral connection to the North York Moors.’

Venue: York House High Barrass Staithes Saltburn By The Sea Yorkshire TS13 5DE United Kingdom

Medium: Painter

Mark Mullis

All my artworks are Inspired by Sacred Nature. I am a Hinderwell based artist. My style of imaginative landscapes is influenced by the beautiful and magical scenery of both North Yorkshire and my spiritual home of Cornwall. The style speaks more of an imaginary world hoped for if we can all come together in the co-creation a more beautiful existence and the portals of grief and loss that perhaps will get us there.

Venue: Borrowby Barn

Medium: Oil and Acrylic