Staithes Art and Heritage Festival 2018.

Make sure to visit this pretty fishing village for an immersive art experience in September

Staithes, a beautiful fishing village on the North Yorkshire coast north of Whitby, has a long and storied history in the art world. It was even the host of an artist colony in the 19th century, with artists including Laura Knight and Frank Henry Mason painting with watercolours and oil in plein air in the village. The Whitby Gazette in 1905 described this group of artists getting together to paint ‘amid this ideal combination of sea, civilization and heather.’

With such a long history of artists finding inspiration in the scenery it’s no surprise that the art scene is still alive and well in Staithes. Over the weekend of 8th and 9th September this year the beautiful village will open its doors – quite literally – for art lovers to get a taste of local and regional artists. The locals will host the galleries in the cottages that make up the village of Staithes, and visitors will be able to walk through the village’s lanes and take in all of the work, workshops, talks and shows that will be on offer.

Staithes will be welcoming guests everywhere – from their pubs and parks to their cafes and beaches. All events, exhibition, concerts and talks will be free, but donation buckets will help Staithes raise fantastic amounts of money for local causes. Some of the things going on at the weekend include an outdoor picture show, traditional fishing demonstrations and stories, exhibitions from local artists and a number of concerts.

Don’t miss the chance to see the whole of Staithes on display, and walk in the footsteps of artists both past and present that make Yorkshire such an artistically vibrant place.

Nick Claiden will be exhibiting at Staithes again this year, you will find her and with a number of new pieces at the top of  Wavecrest Seaton Garth (down by the sea and behind the toilets!)

She is really excited about my new work and hoping to share them with visitors to this fantastic event.

Also Check out Heidi Farrar, she will do down there showing her fantastic art too.

Check out more on the festival website

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