Rachel Forbes comes from a very creative family, so from an early age on was exposed to all types of art. As a teen, talented in her own right, she spent much of her free time creating music, ceramics and one-of-a-kind clothing designs which she shared with friends, family and teachers. 

Rachel is also very passionate about animal welfare. She has spent over a decade of her life volunteering and working for different rescue organizations, as well as managing multiple animal boarding facilities.

It was time for Rachel to step back from the animal field and focus on something different. So now, as an art-loving adult, she wanted to share her enjoyment of art with her community and provide them the opportunity to discover some uncommon and beautiful gifts.  At the same time, provide artists with a sustainable avenue of making or enhancing a living through their passions.   

So, she created her best work of art yet called Looking Glass Gifts and Gallery in her hometown, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.


Looking Glass specializes in functional art and jewelry made of Glass, Stone, Ceramic, Metal and Wood, and is filled with beautiful handpicked items, fair-trade merchandise and products made from many local Ohio artisans, as well as surrounding Great Lakes artisans.

Rachel understands that we all, at one time or another, have experienced difficulty in finding that special gift. A gift that is unique yet affordable. And, more than that. A gift that conveys the feeling that went into it whether it be love, respect, appreciation or understanding. A gift that gives memory to that feeling every time it’s seen or touched.

To Rachel, a gift is not just given for the purpose of making another happy. The thing is…the perfect gift communicates what we want this person to know and remember about how we feel.

She is certain you will find that type of gift at Looking Glass Gifts and Gallery.

Looking Glass Gifts and Gallery


Meter parking is available in front of the building on Front Street and free parking is located behind the building in the Blue Parking deck, located on Old Town Loop.

Please note: Our rear entrance has steps.

2140 Front Street
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

Tue - Sat: 11am - 7pm
Sun: 12pm - 6pm
Mon: Closed

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