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

 Watercolor Class

for Beginners & Intermediate Students

Beginning June 11 at the Joyful Jewel

Beth Bale, watercolor artist, will be teaching a series of 6 watercolor painting classes at The Joyful Jewel in Pittsboro during the months of June, July and August.  Classes are appropriate for beginner and early-intermediate watercolor painters.  The classes are twice a month for 2 hours on Sunday afternoon, 2 until 4 pm.  Dates are June 11 & 25, July 9 & 30, and August 13 & 27.

Beth is a member of Chatham Artists Guild, Watercolor Society of NC and Sanford Brush and Palette Club.  She has won awards from WSNC and Sanford Brush and Palette Club for her watercolor paintings of nature and animals in a colorful and loose style, with focus on light and shadow.  Beth will teach students to paint with freedom and fun, with a no-pressure style that helps students find their own styles and preferences.  See her work at The Joyful Jewel, on her website, on Facebook at Beth Bale Fine Art or on Instagram at Beth Bale Fine Art.  Contact her at with any questions.

Students need to sign up for the entire series of 6 classes, at a cost of $120, to be paid at The Joyful Jewel.  If students need to have supplies provided, this can be arranged for a fee of $5 per class.  A materials list will be provided for those wanting to purchase their own supplies.  Each class will focus on how to paint a different subject, but students may choose to veer off this subject to work on their preferred subject if they desire, with Beth providing suggestions and showing demonstrations on each subject.  Classes are small with lots of time for one-to-one mentoring as students need help or feel stuck on an area of their painting.

A recent student commented, “You are lots of fun, I love your teaching style and wow,  what an artist!”

Sign Up Today at the Joyful Jewel

Please pay when signing up, The Joyful Jewel, P O Box 1483, Pittsboro, NC 27312, located at 44-A Hillsboro St. (919) 883-2775,  email:





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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