Staithes Festival, or Staithes Festival of The Arts And Heritage to use its full name, is a weekend event held each year in the beautiful and historic Yorkshire Coast village of Staithes nr Whitby.

The 2018 event was held over the weekend of 8th and 9th September 2018 with a whole host of Artists, Musicians, Street Performers, and even Fire Jugglers. Alongside the visual events held outdoors there was also be a total 100 galleries offering a diversity of artwork for sale.

You can read about the next Staithes Festival here.

Emma Stothard Willow And Wire Sculptor

As always, local sculptor Emma Stothard exhibited at the festival, this years offering, perhaps being one of her best, a Giant polar bear on the outer pier of the harbour.

Staithes Festival - Emma Stothards 2018 Polar Bear On Staithes Jetty.

Staithes Festival – Emma Stothards 2018 Polar Bear On Staithes Jetty. Sunrise At Staithes

Katie Ventress Artist Blacksmith

A new addition to the Festival for 2018 was the amazing work of Artist Blacksmith Katie Ventress. Fast establishing a name for herself as one of the countries best blacksmiths, Katie’s work is sought after far and wide.

For the 2018 Staithes Festival, and keeping with the coastal theme that runs true through so much of her work, Katie exhibited two stingrays on the small jetty under the Cod And Lobster pub.

Mick Stephenson Light Fantastic

Those who have visited past festivals at Staithes will remember the fantastic light shows of the very talented Mick Stephenson

Mick was back once again with another fantastic show of lights around the village.

Events, Whats On At Staithes Festival 2018

The Event Takes Place 8th and 9th September 2018, with :

157 Artists