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 ~170 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

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Sign up for Beth Bale’s Introductory Water color class:

Subject: Basic beginner watercolor techniques single-day class, July 8.

Beginner 3-class series:  Cost $60 for all 3 classes, sign up for series, 2 pm to 4 pm, Sundays July 8, July 22,  July 29

“This series of beginner watercolor classes is for students who want to learn basic techniques in watercolor painting and how to use these in creating a painting each class.  We will spend one class each on florals, landscapes and birds.  Beth will do demonstrations each class showing these techniques, give you time to practice these and then work on a painting of your own where you are given the subject and encouraged to paint it in a style that becomes your own.  Photos will be sent by email for the landscape and bird classes so you may sketch them ahead of time.  A basic materials list will be provided.  If you wish to have your 4 basic painting materials provided, you may use Beth’s for a small fee.  You are still responsible for the other supplies such as water container, tape, paper towels, etc.  Discuss this with Beth prior to classes.”

Contact: Call The Joyful Jewel to get registered/paid.  The number is (919) 883-2775, Mariah’s (owner) email is

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:

Here is the latest newsletter:


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