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.

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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


February’s Featured Artist:

Maryphyllis Horn

Shamanic & Metaphorical Images

Featured through February 28

Maryphyllis Horn

Shamanic & Metaphorical Images

Opening Reception

Friday February 3, 6 – 8pm

Maryphyllis Horn’s pastel and colored pencil paintings of animals will be the featured work at the Joyful Jewel for February.  The new paintings include shamanic and metaphorical images, animal action poses and some that are just plain fun.  Also on display will be her paintings that won 3rd place in the state Silver Arts Competition for drawing and pastels this past September.

Maryphyllis Horn



Sarah Froeber, Book Reading with Ginny Chenet

Sunday, February 19

1:30 – 2:00 Face Painting, 2 – 3pm Reading

Begin at 1:30 with face painting then listen to the book! “Rainbow’s Orchestra” written by Sarah Froeber and stunningly illustrated by Ginny Chenet is a timeless story of friendship and belonging, of daring to be happy, of self-confidence and claiming our personal joy. It is written for children and the children in all of us who yearn to be accepted for exactly who we are.


Coming in March:


Another chance to get Fairy Hair!  Sunday March 5, 12 – 4pm.  Call to make your appointment (919) 883-2775.


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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