Laurie Olefson, Owner/Maker, OLEFSON ART OPTICALS

Leading Ladies 2024


Laurie Olefson didn’t set out to handcraft eyewear but when the former art director wanted to register for art markets as a jewelry vendor, she was repeatedly told those spots were full, so she turned to frames and never looked back. Inside what Mayor Smiley has deemed  “Rhody Island’s first tiny house business,” Laurie fabricates fanciful specs in the OLEFSON ART OPTICALS studio built to spec. “Wearing our glasses will get you tons of compliments,” says Laurie. “Try a pair and you’ll see.”


3 Acorn Street, Providence