The Joyful Jewel

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 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.

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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Upcoming Events at the Joyful Jewel 

Be enticed by our monthly Featured Artist reception, Poetry Readings, Live Music and other special happenings.

 Shop Local: 100% of Joyful Jewel artists are from Chatham and the surrounding counties


Next up (read details on the Events Page :

   1)  Joyful Jewel Story Telling Festival, Fri. Feb. 5, 7 – 9pm.  With Suz Robinson hosting.  Story Telling by Cynthia Raxter, Ken Corsbie, Judith Valerie, Roger Manus, Beverly Miller & Suz Robinson.

Story Telling Festival

 2)  Forrest Greenslade Opening Reception for “Happy Hour”, Sun. Feb. 7, 1 – 3pm. Painting, dimension and sculpture.  Featured through the month of February.

Forrest poster in jpg

Call for Submissions for Vision & Voice

Writers of all ages are invited to come to the gallery and write about a piece of art.  Writings are due March 31 and presentations are April 24.  Click for submission guidelines.


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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