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 plus 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

2024 Expo Registration is Open!

You must be logged in to register. And in order to purchase purchase a ticket to any class you must first complete the purchase of an expo ticket.

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ATTN BKS Members!

It has come to our attention that some members have received calls from a travel service offering to arrange hotel reservations for the Scottsdale EXPO. We do not know who this company is and they are not connected to the hotel or to the BKS. Please only use the BKS webpage hotel reservations link to make your EXPO hotel reservations. That will get you the negotiated hotel discount and give BKS credit for the room nights of your stay.

BKS does not get a monetary credit for your stay but the contract we signed to use the hotel facilities is based on the expectation of attendees using a certain number of room nights to qualify for the contracted fees for using the facilities.

The BKS Board

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  • Join the Brewster Society!

    Join the Brewster Kaleidoscope Society today and gain access to Member Benefits including “member only” content, “Ask the Pros”, Newsletter current and past issues.

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  • Save The Date!!!

    The 32nd International Kaleidoscope Expo will be in Scottsdale, AZ from Thursday, June 13th thru Sunday June 16th, 2024.

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  • Frequently asked questions


    Frequently Asked Questions
    The Brewster Kaleidoscope Society is pleased to share with you many of the most popular questions we are asked about assembling, selling and collecting kaleidoscopes.

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  • Tours

    See the Virtual Tours created for the 2021 Virtual Expo

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  • Our site's gone Multilingual

    We are taking advantage of a low cost (free) plug in to translate our site. It uses artificial intelligence to translate English to several languages. Check out the details.

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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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  • What's New in Scopes

    A new page to see new works and links to make them yours.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Donate to the BKS

    Why donate to the Brewster Kaleidoscope Society? As an organization BKS provides a forum for artists, collectors, and retailers to promote and perpetuate kaleidoscopes as a unique art form.

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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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  • Kaleidoscope Gallery

    The kaleidoscope gallery contains information on both recent and vintage kaleidoscopes. You can scroll through the scopes that have been entered or click on an entry to call up more details.

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