The Joyful Jewel

 local art fresh from the heart
44-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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See pictures from April 28, 2019 Vision & Voice 

Here is your invitation to submit your writing for this year’s Vision & Voice, our 10th Annual.  Submissions are due Mar. 31, and event is April 19.

Read about Mariah Wheeler’s book: “Art at Last: It’s Never Too Late to Create”

 Upcoming Events at the Joyful Jewel

Classes & Events listed on this page in date order (See details by clicking Classes) or Concerts & Events:   Note:  Our House Concerts, are  Saturdays 7 – 9pm in the Mermaid Lounge- doors open at  6:30: Tickets, $10,  are available at:     Brown Paper Ticket Sales
Feb 8 – Tommy Edwards live in the Mermaid Lounge, 7 – 9pm
Bluegrass and folk originals
Feb. 12 FAIRY HAIR FLARE – 11 – 5pm, Leslie Stern of Finklepots Fairy Hair comes to apply those wonderful sparkles to our hair. $25 for 10 strands.  Sign up ahead (spots will all fill up. See the Joyful Jewel website for sign up link).
Feb. 14 – Ashley Memory’s “Fall in Love With Poetry” class 9:30 – 12pm, $35

A Writing Class at The Joyful Jewel – Fall in Love with Poetry on Valentine’s Day!

Feb. 19 & 26, 6-9pm “Creating Your Inner Goddess” with Theresa Arico. $75 tuition + $50 materials fees to be paid to the instructor first day of class.

Mosaic art class

Feb. 22 – Eric Bannan and Wyatt Easterling, Singer/Songwriters bring “A Co-Writer Conversation” to the Mermaid Lounge.

Mar. 7 -India Cain & Keith Allen with opening by DG Chandler & Mariah Wheeler, Singer/Songwriters in the Mermaid Lounge.


60s-style Singer/songwriters

Fairy Hair Flare is coming to attach those wonderful hair sparkles on Feb. 12, 11am-4pm.  Here is the:  sign up link:

Joyful Jewel’s ongoing

House Concert Series

House Concerts feature a select few of our best loved, mostly local. musicians.  You’ll be able to hear every word and every musical nuance, in an intimate setting with individual tables and rows. Bring your favorite date, and your own beverages.  Read more about these musicians and songwriters on the Events page.  Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets, $10 individual seat, and $25 for one 2-person table.

The schedule for February through June + additional events and added details are at: Concerts & 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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