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 – January 2019

Morgan Celeste

Discover Art Downtown with our Artist Reception at NexLynx Gallery of Arts, Friday January 4th from 5pm to 8pm. View the beautiful paintings by Morgan Celeste during the First Friday Art Walk.

Born in Georgia, Morgan has been creating art since she was able to hold a paint brush. She attended the Waldorf School of Atlanta, where she learned mixed media and watercolor techniques. After moving to Kansas, she began taking private art classes, but it was the birth of her daughter that inspired her to pursue her passion professionally. Morgan’s art has been featured at coffee shops and fairs in the Lawrence and Topeka area and through various social media sites.

Morgan enjoys working with acrylic, mixed media, and watercolor in a variety of styles. Giving her art, an eclectic appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds. She will be showcasing her pieces inspired by nature, from soft flowers to rocky brooks. Regardless of the style or medium, Morgan’s work always has her unique, personal flare. She is all about the small details leaving big impressions.

As always, we will have snacks, soda, craft beer and wine.


  • Make sure to visit our friends at Thirty-Nine West Gallery in NOTO. Located at 909 N. Kansas, Staci Dawn Ogle and Lori Blake, owners, have brought 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.

  • 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.

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