LOS ANGELES—l.a.Eyeworks has announced the donation of $65,000 to the Art For Justice Fund with the proceeds generated by the sale of its WELLS frame, which the brand launched in August 2020 and named in honor of journalist and civil rights pioneer Ida B. Wells. Philanthropist Agnes Gund founded The Art For Justice Fund as a five-year charitable initiative to invest in artists and policy advocates to address issues of justice reform and to amplify the human and societal toll of mass incarceration. On May 20, 2021, the Art For Justice Fund announced it will add a sixth year of grantmaking in support of artist-centered justice collaborations under the banner of “New Visions for Shared Safety.”

l.a.Eyeworks’ president Rob Rich said, “Given the immediate need to address change, we’re proud to align ourselves with the direct donations-into-action strategy of the Art For Justice Fund.”

l.a.Eyeworks’ co-founder and designer Gai Gherardi added, “Based on our shared belief that art gives agency to those who are denied visibility and paves the way to drive change forward, our partnership with the Art For Justice Fund was a natural.”

This campaign to benefit the Art For Justice Fund extends l.a.Eyeworks’ legacy of benefitting social causes, which has included Planned Parenthood, Art Matters, the National Campaign for Freedom of Expression and the Aileen Getty House for Women with AIDS.