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



First Sunday December 3, we feature a holiday display at the Joyful Jewel with art created especially to celebrate the season.  4:30 – 6:30 at the Joyful Jewel, Joe Woodson leads a Songwriter Circle with Spoken Word and carol singing. Performers include Joe Woodson, DG Chandler with Mariah Wheeler, Mary Rocap, Diane Winger with Tim Mattimoe poetry and Tracy Lynn leading carols!


Friday Dec. 8, 11 – 5pm Fairy Hair Flare will be on hand at the Joyful Jewel.  They are making their own appointments this time.  Contact them at for an appointment to get those festive sparkles in your hair!


Pittsboro Chrismas Parade:  Sun. Dec. 10, 3pm.


Miracle on Hillsboro Street, Sat. Dec. 16, evening.


Christmas Eve, Sun. Dec. 24, Joyful Jewel will be open 12 – 4pm. DG Chandler & Mariah Wheeler would love to see you and help you with your last minute shopping.  Hugs are free!


Christmas Day and Dec. 26 through 28 – we are closed.


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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