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

Ron Thomas Art Demonstration:

1st Sunday April 2, 12:30 – 1:20 at the Joyful Jewel.  Ron Thomas shows us how he creates his gorgeous watercolor paintings!

CCCC Creative Writing Program Open Mic

at the Joyful Jewel, Friday April 7, 6 – 8pm

Join the Central Carolina College Creative Writing Program students and bring your own poems and short writings to share! Or come just to listen.

Spring Soul Speak Sun. April 23, 5 – 7pm

Join us for drumming, chanting and a sweet deep spiritual experience let by Sharon Blessum, Sheila Flemming, and Amy & Scott Durso.


Vision & Voice, Sun. April 30, 3 – 6pm

This is it folks and you won’t want to miss it.  It is time for writers who have been inspired by art and the artist to present their work together!  This is a heart-opening vibrant event expressing the beauty of  several art forms at one time.


Look for CORA Food Bank Empty Bowls display during the month at the Joyful Jewel and attend their fundraising meal on April 30




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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