This weekend, the 8th & 9th of September, sees the annual Staithes Festival of Arts & Heritage.
Staithes Festival has established itself as one of the friendliest festivals on the coast – a must-go-to event in the regional arts calendar.
During the weekend over 150 artists in over 90 cottages and public spaces around the village, become temporary art galleries in a unique selling exhibition. Staithes heritage is also celebrated in fossils, fishing, historic photographs and film shows.
There are talks, walks, workshops and live music from soul to sea shanties. After dark the village lights up with installations and an outdoor film show. Refuel in the local pubs and cafes or one of the visiting pop ups like the harbourside seafood shack.
I shall be there exhibiting a selection of original seascapes, prints and greetings cards at East Lea on the High Street (the blue cottage with the willow dog outside!) throughout the event so if you’re there over the weekend be sure to pop in and say hello.
I’m pleased to announce that my work has been selected to be displayed in this years Saltaire Arts Trail.
Saltaire Arts Trail is a community arts event held annually on the late May Bank Holiday weekend. It offers an imaginative visual arts programme, celebrating the village’s rich heritage, and offering opportunities to both emerging and established artists.
The Arts Trail prides itself in reaching out to new audiences and making art accessible to all by using imaginative venues – the internationally recognised Salts Mill, public buildings, the homes of Saltaire residents and outdoor spaces around Saltaire, to display visual art outside of traditional settings, as well as delivering new exhibitions and commissions.
During this event I will be exhibiting a selection of my work at Flat 3, 66 Victoria Road, Saltaire. Further information about the event can be found on the Saltaire Inspired website.