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.


NexLynx Gallery – 2017 People’s Choice Winner

Thank you to everyone who nominated NexLynx Gallery as your favorite First Friday Art Walk venue in the ArtsConnect People’s Choice Awards! We are honored to be the 2017 Winner. We couldn’t have done this without your continuous support.

First Friday Art Walk – August 2018

Dave Horner

Discover Art Downtown at NexLynx Gallery of Arts, Friday August 3rd from 5pm to 8pm, to view nature’s beauty in the photographs by Dave Horner during our First Friday Art Walk.

Dave Horner is a nature and landscape photographer from Boston, who moved to Topeka 12 years ago. Coming to Kansas he thought there would be nothing to photograph. When back in Boston, Dave had the oceans, the four seasons, mountains, waterfalls and streams. Kansas was known to be flat, dull and not offer much in the way of photographing.

He was proven wrong as a landscape photographer, Kansas is really beautiful. A photographer’s dream, if only you take the time to see the beautiful sunsets, the milky way, the burning of the fields and the Flint Hills. It just goes to show you beauty can be found anywhere you are, all you have to do is slow down and look around you. This is what Dave hopes to express in his photography of Kansas and other places he’s traveled.

As always, we will have snacks, soda, craft beer and wine. This month only, we’re serving up Memphis/Southern themed snacks and drinks in honor of King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley.


Don’t hassle with parking in NOTO!

  • Park at 6th & Jackson St, catch a shuttle from right in front of our Gallery and visit the grand opening of 39 West Gallery in NOTO. Located at 909 N. Kansas, owners, Staci Dawn Ogle and Lori Blake are excited to bring a new concept in viewing art. With three galleries inside, each exploding with art in all mediums, pushing your senses, offering an interactive art experience.

    Free shuttles run every 15 minutes from 5 – 9pm on every First Friday. Don’t forget to visit NexLynx Gallery!

    Other stops are 8th & Kansas and NOTO Arts Center.

  • 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