Pop-up galleries and festival arts in north Yorkshire

Whitby, North Yorkshire

The Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage in north Yorkshire invites visitors to experience a unique weekend featuring 130 artists in 90 pop-up galleries.

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The Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage in north Yorkshire invites visitors to experience a unique weekend featuring 130 artists in 90 pop-up galleries.

Entry to the festival is completely free and includes the unique Staithes Illusion Trail with its trompe l’oeil “trick of the eye” works, one of which is the ‘Mermaid ’created by Paul Czainski, one of the most famous specialist artist/decorators in the UK.

The Illusion Trail is a treasure hunt where visitors explore the narrow cobbled streets of this historic fishing village searching for paintings.

The heritage of the Yorkshire coast is an integral part of its unique character with numerous heritage sites including iconic ruins such as Whitby Abbey and Scarborough Castle.

Staithes is located in the North York Moors National Park, and is ideal for autumnal walks and an inspirational landscape for artists.

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