Upcoming Events

 Shop Local: 100% of Joyful Jewel artists are from Chatham and the surrounding counties

Ron Thomas Art Demonstration:

1st Sunday April 2, 12:30 – 1:20 at the Joyful Jewel.  Ron Thomas shows us how he creates his gorgeous watercolor paintings!



CCCC Creative Writing Program Open Mic

at the Joyful Jewel, Friday April 7, 6 – 8pm

Join the Central Carolina College Creative Writing Program students and bring your own poems and short writings to share! Or come just to listen.



Spring Soul Speak Sun. April 23, 5 – 7pm

Join us for drumming, chanting and a sweet deep spiritual experience let by Sharon Blessum, Sheila Flemming, and Amy & Scott Durso.


Ralph Earle is a long-time Chatham County resident whose poems have appeared in Tar River Poetry, Carolina Quarterly, The Sun, StorySouth, and many other periodicals and anthologies. His collection, The Way the Rain Works, won the 2015 Sable Books Chapbook Award. He holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from UNC-CH, and has taught poetry writing there as well as at CCCC and the Arts Center of Carrboro. He is a founding member of the North Carolina Writers Network.

Garth Robertson has been making music and using sound as a modality for self healing for over 20 years. Throughout his journey, he has received the message that sound can be used for physical, mental & spiritual healing. “Song can do more than excite the nervous system with danceable energy or revisit a cherished memory; it can be used to help move energy through the body and alleviate stagnation and blockage.  I’m open to expanding even further into the whole with this work, offering the opportunity for people to heal themselves with this practice.”

Sharon Blessum grew up under the prairie skies of North Dakota. That luminous canopy of day and play of Northern Lights at night fed her ethereal nature. She is a teacher, pastor, poet, photographer, psychotherapist, healing practitioner, artist. Sharon is constantly inspired by word and image; merging the two is one of her sacramental acts. She thinks in poetry and sees the world through a kaleidoscope of beauty, hence her writing and photography.  Sharon’s rich portfolio of creative work is displayed at the Joyful Jewel in downtown Pittsboro, NC.



Vision & Voice, Sun. April 30, 3 – 6pm

This is it folks and you won’t want to miss it.  It is time for writers who have been inspired by art and the artist to present their work together!  This is a heart-opening vibrant event expressing the beauty of  several art forms at one time.


Look for CORA Food Bank Empty Bowls display during the month at the Joyful Jewel and attend their fundraising meal on April 30