MARA HOFFMAN


At the crux of our partnership with Art Start is the innate belief that art is a force of nature that creates change and positive growth in young people. Our wish is to ensure the youth of New York City realize their potential to make their own mark of beauty on this world and we will do whatever we can to inspire and push this expression, which resides in each and every young person’s heart.
-Mara Hoffman
 

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MARA'S INVOLVEMENT WITH ART START

Art Start is honored to have had Mara Hoffman serving on our Industry Board since early 2015. Taking her support one step further, Mara has partnered with Union & Fifth to donate 75% of profits from her pieces to Art Start's youth programs, conducted inside partnering homeless shelters throughout New York City. Shop Now

Mara Hoffman, born in Buffalo, NY, is a fashion designer and graduate of Parsons School of Design in NYC, having also studied at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in London. Hoffman established a recognizable aesthetic heavily focused on colorful, original prints early in her career. Recurrently drawing from nature and mythology, Hoffman ultimately draws inspiration from her own travels around the world and is a true, living embodiment of her designs. 

 

Art Start Emerging Artist, Sydney, with Industry Mentor and Art Start board member, Mara Hoffman, during their team design session.

Art Start Emerging Artist, Sydney, with Industry Mentor and Art Start board member, Mara Hoffman, during their team design session.

There is so much value in creative expression and the ability to heal through that. -Mara Hoffman