First Friday Art Walk

NexLynx Gallery is the “must see” art gallery on the First Friday Art Walk located in the historic Bates Building in the heart of Downtown Topeka. Beginning in 2010, we have shown hundreds of original photographs, paintings, carvings and sculptures from dozens of local and regional artists. The First Friday Art Walk is our “Opening Reception“ for each new monthly exhibit at NexLynx Gallery of Arts. The First Friday Art Walk is a program of ArtsConnect.


First Friday Art Walk – September 2020

Discover Art Downtown with our Artist Reception at NexLynx Gallery of Arts, Friday September 4th from 5pm to 8pm. View the unique fiber artwork by Kathy Pflaum during our First Friday Art Walk.

Kathy started creating various fiber arts beginning with basic clothing construction moving to traditional quilting, which lead to her fiber artwork. She considers herself a fiber mixed media artist because fiber is the foundational starting point to add other objects to, such as metals and found objects.

Early on Kathy used mainly commercial fabrics in her artwork. She continues to grow in her art endeavor by dying many of her fibers used in her more recent works. Using fibers, fabrics, paper and other backgrounds that can be stabilized, stitched with metal, natural elements and found objects that would not necessarily go together. This produces a soft feel with an edgy, harder, unique juxtaposition in each piece.

Kathy is constantly looking for ways to learn new techniques that may not come from fiber artists, rather other artists using other mediums. She works to adapt those techniques to the fiber. She is inspired by nature and architecture for many of the pieces she creates.

Parade of Pets

NexLynx and other downtown businesses are welcoming your furry family members. Join the pet parade virtually this year on the Facebook event page.

Facebook Virtual Pet Parade

  • Our History


  • 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 ArtsConnect to promote art in the community as a premier downtown gallery on the Downtown Topeka 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).


    NexLynx Gallery was voted a Finalist for both 2016 and 2017 People's Choice Awards, nominated by people in the Topeka Community as their favorite stop on the First Friday Art Walk, a program of ArtsConnect.

    • NexLynx Gallery of Arts