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Welcome to NexLynx

Gallery of Arts

Since 2010, NexLynx has been a regular stop for the First Friday Art Walk in downtown Topeka. The Art Walk is an exhibit of local artists’ work at various art galleries, restaurants, corporate offices, and retail stores. In 2015, NexLynx celebrated our 50th consecutive First Friday Art Walk!

The Gallery is located on the 2nd floor of the historic downtown Bates Building. Walter L. Bates' (1859-1903) last business enterprise was the building of the structures on the corner of Sixth Avenue and Jackson Streets, known as the Bates Block, which includes the I.O.O.F. Hall (117 W. 6th - c. 1910) and 123 W. 6th (c. 1902).


Gallery Space

Our gallery space boasts long wall spaces with 10-foot ceilings, track lighting and a professional gallery hanging system by Gallery System with movable track lighting. The flexible, user-friendly stainless steel cable hanging system makes art installation and adjustment fast and easy. The barely visible design keeps the focus on the art and eliminates the use of nails, hooks and wires.


First Friday Art Walk - Show Opening

The First Friday Art Walk is our "Opening Reception" for each new monthly exhibit at NexLynx Gallery of Arts. The First Friday Artwalk is a program of Arts Connect

NexLynx Gallery of Arts started in 2010, after being selected as one of the venues for the ReThink Topeka Exhibition and Art Walk that same year and each year after. The Re-Think Topeka Art Walk was a movement to spur re-building community awareness through art and cultural events. NexLynx continues to be a proud supporter of the art community with our monthly exhibits and opening receptions. We worked with the former Arts Council of Topeka, and now Arts Connect to promote art in the community as a premier downtown gallery on the Downtown Topeka Art Walk.


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Azyz Sharafy:

Photomations & 3D Works




His conceptual artworks are based on nature, spirituality and socio-political ideas exploring new media, materials, software, hardware and technology. Recent awards include: Herrick Faculty Award for Outstanding Service, 2015 Washburn University and the Sweet Summer Sabbatical Award, also from Washburn University, 2016.

Nominate NexLynx Gallery of Arts for ArtsConnect People's Choice Award as your favorite First Friday Art Walk Stop!

The 2016 Arty Awards will take place on October 29th in Topeka at the Topeka Capital-Journal.

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Nominations close October 10, 2016

Annual Art Walk

Chili Fest

Friday, October 7, 2016 

This year NexLynx has been challenged!

We’re bringing back our highly popular and much anticipated, NexLynx “Ghost Face Killah” Chili crafted from one of the hottest pepper beers in the world. Our two new challengers will be featuring their own beer infused chili to try and knock off our crown. Fire up your taste buds, taste all three and vote for your favorite. We promise a kick you will love.

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Gallery Viewing Area

Exhibit Hours


Each month the exhibit changes and we kick off the new show with our First Friday Art Walk reception. The exhibit runs throughout the entire month, so even if art viewers miss the First Friday Art Walk.  Our Gallery is open Monday-Friday from 9 am - 5 pm.

Two areas comprise the Gallery viewing area, inside the NexLynx office and the lobby area outside the NexLynx office.

We love to showcase the many talented local and regional artists at NexLynx Gallery of Arts.


Upcoming Shows 



NOVEMBER:  Barbara Solberg

DECEMBER:  Dave Horner

JANUARY:  Devi Wilbur

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We are BOOKING NOW for 2018. Please contact Sarah at or (785) 232-5969, if you or someone you know would like to arrange a tour of our office, or are interested in booking a showing.

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