Welcome to ArtReach Project #18
The Kaleidoscope Project
Summer 2018

In the early 1800's, scientists were exploring the concepts of light and optics. They made devices known as "philosophical toys" that not only shared scientific advances but...entertained people as well.

In 1816, a Scotsman named Dr. David Brewster arranged mirrors and objects in a tube and called it a kaleidoscope. The advantage created by this device that it could be used by designers and artists who could find inspiration in the beautiful patterns it created. Brewster patented his invention in 1817.

Now a mere 200 years later, The ArtReach Project would once again like to infuse the masses with this form of scientific creativity using the old "device" fondly known as the kaleidoscope. Both artistic and scientific, it amuses the eyes and entertains the mind with the slightest movement in the mirrors.

Really, the people who create with kaleidoscopes are only limited by their imaginations. You, too, can join this creative world of the kaleidoscope with us this summer at The ArtReach Project!

Where you'll find it:

  • Each Thursday from May 24-Aug 9, The Kaleidoscope Project will be at Stransky Park during the KZUM Stransky Park Concert Series. It's from 7-9pm and it's free! Join us each week for local music, community art and food trucks!
  • In our community creative space at Gateway Mall. When the Kaleidoscopes aren't traveling, they will be resting in our studio for you to come play with!
  • Kiddos ages 8-13 can sign up for our Kaleidoscope Camps and be a part of the science and art behind the idea!
Register for a Kaleidoscope Summer Camp