Arts & Culture

Art Space: Jaz Erenberg’s Lush, Tropical House Mural is a Pick-Me-Up in Upper Fells

The muralist's most personal project yet is a culmination of her Jewish, Black, and Puerto Rican roots.

Art Space is a recurring element in the UpFront section of our print publication that spotlights a local artist or project making an impact in the city at large. Here’s what’s going on this month:

Those strolling down South Durham Street are unlikely to miss Jaz Erenberg’s eye-popping brush strokes. With assistance from her family, the muralist and artist has enlivened the outside of her own Upper Fells Point home, and it’s her most personal project yet—a culmination of her Jewish, Black, and Puerto Rican roots that features punchy hues and vibrant vegetation.

“When I leave my front door, almost 50 percent of the time, there’ll be someone outside to enjoy it,” says Erenberg. “We get to encounter happy people. It’s been beautiful.”

—Courtesy of Jaz Erenberg