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.

See inside the Joyful Jewel

See Inside

The Joyful Jewel is at 44-A Hillsboro St. in downtown Pittsboro, NC: Directions

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Upcoming Events at the Joyful Jewel

Pittsboro First Sunday – Sun. Dec. 4, 12 – 5pm

At the Joyful Jewel:

“Holiday Art” Reception 1 – 3pm

Anne Pilgrim - Moravian Star

Anne Pilgrim – Moravian Star

Enjoy meeting Joyful Jewel artists  and see what they have created to celebrate the season.  Refreshments


  Fairy Hair Flare – 12 – 4pm 

Make an appointment ahead of time (or show up in case there is room) to get some fairy hair from Leslie and Syntheia. One silken thread tied to just one hair upon thy head.  Wash, come, or brush (curl, perm, straighten, dye), etc.  The strand shines on ’til that one hair does fly!  Can last for months or just a day.  Call or email The Joyful Jewel to make an appointment: (919) 883-2775,


Story Telling Festival, Friday, Dec. 9, 7 – 9pm

Story Weaving by with Beverly Miller, Roger Manus, Claire Ramsey, Betty Elliott and Ray Christian.

Pittsboro Christmas Parade – Sun. Dec. 11, 3pm

Marching bands, decorated tractors, horses, fire engines, and of course Santa. Brought to you by the town of Pittsboro. On Hwy. 64 Business.


Miracle on Hillsboro Street – Sat. Dec. 17, 2pm and 6pm  in the historic Chatham County Court House

The trial of the century occurs at the history couthouse, where Santa Claus is on trial.  There will be actual courthouse officers and staff, local actors and the real Kris Kringle.  Come root for a Miracle on Hillsboro Street!  This is a fundraiser for CORA Food Pantry and Chatham Partnerhip for Children.  $5 admission or five non-perishable food items.  Children under 6 are free. Brought to you by Pittsboro Business Association.

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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