The Brewster Kaleidoscope Society

The BKS is a society of artists who design and create kaleidoscopes; the galleries and shops who sell kaleidoscopes; and the collectors and museums who appreciate and enjoy them. Our membership represents everyone with color in their soul and wonder in their hearts from all livable continents and multiple countries. This website tells the story of the kaleidoscope over the past 200 years and about the Brewster Kaleidoscope Society’s rich history and active members. In these pages, you can learn everything you need to know about how to purchase, collect and construct your own kaleidoscope. Welcome and Enjoy!


What's New


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BKS 2017 Convention
May 25-28, 2017 Kyoto, Japan

 会期 2017525日‐27

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Explore the New BKS Website


  • Convention 2017

    May 25-28, 2017 in Kyoto, Japan will be the first international convention of the BKS held outside the USA. This is the place to meet the artists and share a kaleidoscope of fun. You will find details for hotel reservations, class signups, artist information and registration form links here.
    会期 2017年5月25日‐27日
    会場 Horikawa Oike Gallery 堀川御池ギャラリー
    京都市中京区押油小路町 238-1

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  • Join Brewster Today!

    Join the Brewster Kaleidoscope Society today and gain access to Member Benefits including “member only” content, in-depth how-to videos, kaleidoscope studio walk-throughs, “Ask the Pros”, BKS current and past issues of the newsletter and more.

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  • Find Retailers

    Search within the BKS retailer listings to find a retailer near you, or one who has the scope you’ve been looking for. As a BKS member retailer, you can share with the community your business information, list artists you represent and promote your gallery online.

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  • Find Artists

    Search within the BKS feature-filled artist listing page. View important information about artists and how to find them and their art. As a BKS artist member you can upload your artist bio, photos of your work, as well as links to your website and social media.

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  • Kaleidoscope U

    The definitive resource for everything about the kaleidoscope including the rich history of kaleidoscopes and instructions on building, collecting and selling your own kaleidoscopes. Ask a question, contribute to this content with your own expertise.

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  • Kaleidoscopes: 200 Years Exhibit Catalog

    The Mansion at Strathmore hosted an exhibit curated by the BKS honoring 200 years of Kaleidoscopes. Exhibit dates were April 23-June 4, 2016. View the exhibit catalog here.

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  • Event Calendar

    Check out what is happening and where your favorite artist will be appearing. Look for a kaleidoscope event near where you live or will be traveling. Read breaking news from the kaleidoscope community.

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    Member's Area

    Not a member? Join now and continue your in depth look at kaleidoscopes, communicate with other BKS members: collectors, artists and retailers, and share in the cozy kaleidoscope world of the BKS.

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