The Joyful Jewel

 local art fresh from the heart
  revised logo square44-A Hillsboro St. in downtown Pittsboro, NC
(919) 883-2775
Hours: Mon. – Sat. 10:30 – 5:30 and Sun. 12 -4pm

The Joyful Jewel is a retail gallery of ~170 North Carolina artists all from Chatham and the surrounding counties.  We offer “local art fresh from the heart” in a wide variety of media including painting, jewelry, pottery, glass, wood, fiber. We also have books by local authors and CDs by local singer songwriters.

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The Joyful Jewel is at 44-A Hillsboro St. in downtown Pittsboro, NC: Directions

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Upcoming Events at the Joyful Jewel




Sun. Sept. 24 – Fairy Flare Hair will be on hand at the Joyful Jewel to adorn us with Fairy Hair!  Appointment requested.  Call or email the Joyful Jewel.

Sun. Oct. 1, Adrienne Knowles Art Reception 3 – 5pm, soulful acrylics

Sun. Oct. 1, Joe Woodson & DG Chandler live music, 2 – 4pm

Ther monthly Joyful Jewel Poetry celebration with readings and open mic happens on Sunday Oct. 15, 2 – 4pm. Organized by Tim Mattimoe and sponsored by the Friday Noon Poets, Circle City Books, and Chatham Arts Council, this month the featured poets are Bennett Meyers and Mia Vazquez-Scales. Bennett Meyers, originally from Winston-Salem now hails from Durham and has been writing poetry from 20 years. His work is marked by sharp observation and wit – sometimes it’s even hilarious.  Mia Vazquez-Scales is a young emerging poet who uses words luxuriously in themes of family and relationship. You, too, can participate — in the Open Mic by signing up at the event.


Fri. Oct. 13, 6 – 8pm CCCC Open Mic for literary readings


Sunday October 22at 5pm brings the opportunity for spirit food with the quarterly Soul Speak, an hour of interfaith music, poetry and words to remind us of what is real and true and beautiful in this world.



Sun. Nov. 5, New Artist Reception 1 – 3pm

Sun. Nov. 19 “Poetry in Pittsboro at the Joyful Jewel” 2 – 4pm


Additional events and added details are at: Upcoming Events


Joyful Jewel Artists and Media

Each Joyful Jewel artist whether visual artist, writer or musician has a paged dedicated to sharing their work.  Search by medium or artist name to find what you are interested in. Call (919) 883-2775 or email us if you would like more choices or to have something mailed to you.

About Us

Art, why?  Explore the mission principles that guide the Joyful Jewel artists and the owners, artists and patrons of this exceptional gallery.

Blog:  The Daily Jewel

Nearly each day one special piece of art gets special treatment with a blog entry and picture.  You will soon be able to sign up to receive these daily nuggets of art in your own inbox.


Classes at the Joyful Jewel

The Joyful Jewel is delighted to be offering classes to the public again.  Please check here often as more classes are being planned.

Gifts for All Gift Guide


Joyful Jewel Monthly Newsletter

Each month we write a newsletter to highlight new artists at the Joyful Jewel and share new pieces, books or music that have been created.  The events for the next month are described and perhaps an interview or video are included.  You can sign up to receive the newsletter in your inbox by emailing:

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