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 ~160 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.


The Joyful Jewel will be closed May 29 & 30 in observance of Memorial Day

See inside the Joyful Jewel

See Inside

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

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May  June Events at the Joyful Jewel

Featured Art for the month:  “Birds in the Bees” by Nancy L. Smith

Nancy pixMay’s featured artist Nancy L. Smith shares delightful new bees wax collage miniature paintings featuring common birds of North Carolina. Her selections of color and texture are as wonderful to see as our backyard birds’ return each spring.


Shannon Bueker poster

Shannon Bueker

Shannon Bueker

June 26 – Word SparkS – Visual Artists respond to Poets with live demonstration, 3 – 6pm

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many words are worth a picture?  Five local poets have tossed the gauntlet to Joyful Jewel artists and invite you to experience what happens when these two muses meet!

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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.

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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