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

Countdown to the 2020 Expo

Early Bird Expo tickets $270, classes from $10 to $285.
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Explore the New BKS Website

  • Save The Date!!!

    The 2020 Expo will be in Raleigh, NC, from Thursday, June 11th thru Sunday June 14th.

    Planning is in the works for the 30th Expo and Convention. Information will be updated as it becomes available.

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  • Join the Brewster Society! Become a Member 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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  • Donate to the Brewster Society

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Knapp Time

    Living the bus life with Randy and Shelley Knapp at Knapp Time.

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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 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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  • 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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  • New Kaleidoscope Blog

    Cindy Riedl's Kaleidoscope Blog

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