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

Patrick Hitesman Featured Artists for September:  “Summer”

 Patrick Hitesman feature pixture



Featured Artist for October: Sharon Blessum, “Love in Your Pocket”.  Showing begins October 2; Reception is October 23.



Ruth Moose, Book Reading “Wedding Bell Blues” 1st Sunday, October 2, 2 – 3pm

Wedding Bell Blues is really set in Pittsboro called Littleboro in the book. You can read about the Phoenix Bakery, S & T Soda Shop, courthouse fire, the fairgrounds…’s all in the this book.


Maryphyllis Horn Art Demo Sat. Oct. 8,  12-2pm

Master drawing artist Maryphyllis will complete a piece from start to finish with her Dewitt ColorSoft pencils, sharing her unique style of painting animals.  Maryphyllis loves these kind of colored pencils for their ability to blend together just as acrylic paints do.


Sharon Blessum’s Reception for “Love in Your Pocket” will be during Soul Speak, Sunday, October 23, 5pm



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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