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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 Upcoming Events at the Joyful Jewel

See pictures from April 28, 2019 Vision & Voice 

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


CLASSES at the Joyful Jewel


New Watercolor Classes with Beth Bale, Begin in April.  Click here for the details:  CLASSES


Mixed Media Painting Classes with Linda Collura

Series: May 2,  May 9 & May 16, $65

Thursdays, 7 – 9pm; for ages 18 and over

Learn how to use different tools and media to create different effects with watercolor, colored pencil, acrylic and gouache.  All materials provided.  $65 Please pre-register by April 23.  Details here CLASSES


Joyful Jewel’s new

House Concert Series

House Concerts feature a select few of our best loved local musicians.  You’ll be able to hear every word and every musical nuance, in an intimate setting with individual tables for two. Individual chairs are available too. Bring your favorite date, and your own beverages.  Read more about these musicians and songwriters on the Events page.  Tickets are available at Brown Bag tickets, $10 individual seat, and $25 for 1 2-person table.


 April 27, 2019 Django Haskins shares his original Indie music.  A songwriter based in North Carolina, Django Haskins has fronted the pop-noir band, The Old Ceremony and also forms one half of the psych-folk duo Au Pair with the Jayhawks’ Gary Louris.  This evening’s song cycle will be full of meditations on death, love, fear, wanderlust, and exploration of interior worlds.


May 4, 2019 local celebrity and everyone’s-favorite, Tommy Edwards steps out on his own from his band, Bluegrass Experience, to share his unique brand of blue grass/folk originals, punctuated by award-winning guitar licks (twice named World Champion Bluegrass Guitarist). He will play and sing mostly original songs, especially some from his North Carolina: History, Mystery, Lore and More recording, but there may be an old favorite or two that to share as well.


May 25, 2019  The Gurley Flynns – inventive Indie originals with  Elizabeth Haddix on acoustic guitar, upright bass and vocals. She is joined by Corinne Weisner on keys and vocals, Jason Merrit on baritone guitar and vocals, and Conner LaMontagne on drums.




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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