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 2020

Discover Art Downtown with our Artist Reception at NexLynx Gallery of Arts, Friday January 3rd from 5pm to 8pm. View the stunning pieces of local artist Staci Dawn Ogle and poetry readings by Boyd Bauman during our First Friday Art Walk.

Staci’s primary focus is creating pieces of art that moves you from within, using mediums such as oil, acrylic, ink or photography. Her use of bold color and composition, grasps the attention of all ages leaving you breathless and wanting more.

Staci has been a part of NOTO since 2011 as an artist and small business owner; currently she is co-owner of 39 West Gallery and Program Coordinator for the NOTO Arts and Entertainment District. She has shown nationally and internationally, in over one hundred art shows, with twelve solo exhibits.

She is active in the community and has contributed her art expertise to numerous causes, such as the coordination of a large mural project for Sheltered Living, Inc. displayed each year at the Festival of Trees and collaborative paintings with an elephant and an alligator, a project that originated with the help of NexLynx to benefit the Topeka Zoo. She has also had recent partnerships with Topeka Civic Theater, the Topeka Capital Journal, and Feel Good Nutrition. Staci is past chair of the Aaron Douglas Art Fair, Coordinator of NOTO Art and Antique Festival, has served on the NOTO Board of Directors, serves on the NOTO Artist Advisory group, and Treasurer of NADA Business Alliance. She was also a 2017 Arty Award Visual Artist Finalist.

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


Visit Two Wolves Studio & Artist Den

  • Two Wolves Studio & Artist DenMake sure to visit our friends at Two Wolves Studio & Artist Den. Located next to Celtic Fox at 114 SW 8th Ave., owner and artist Alexander Lancaster, creates unique art shows, with live music and art from several talented artists. He provides a shared workplace and goes beyond just First Friday with events, community art projects, and more.

  • 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