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 – March 2018

Dorethy Hancock

Discover Art Downtown at NexLynx Gallery of Arts, Friday March 2nd from 5pm to 8pm, to view the paintings by returning artist, Dorethy Hancock during our First Friday Art Walk.

After getting a late start to painting and feeling the need to make up for lost time, Dorethy has worked with a number of different mediums. Making jewelry with semi-precious stones, silver, and other natural materials; then oil and watercolor paintings, pencil drawings, mosaics, mixed media, sculpture and textile art.

Being a seasoned traveler and a nature lover, Dorethy’s art subjects stem from her travels. Sharing her experiences of beauty and humanity as seen around the world when painting common every-day activities, Dorethy will enhance a particular boring landscape by adding something special, perhaps a person. She hopes to capture the oneness of Spirit that connects all creatures on earth, and to share some emotion with the viewer that is as natural to them as it is to her.

Dorethy is an active member of the Topeka Art Guild and Artists Associated of Topeka while continuing to hone her skills by taking art classes and being inspired by fellow Topeka artists.

  • 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