Welcome to NexLynx
Gallery of Arts
Since 2010, NexLynx has been a regular stop for the First Friday Art Walk in downtown Topeka. The Art Walk is an exhibit of local artists’ work at various art galleries, restaurants, corporate offices, and retail stores. In 2015, NexLynx celebrated our 50th consecutive First Friday 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).
Our gallery space boasts long wall spaces with 10-foot ceilings, track lighting and a professional gallery hanging system by Gallery System with movable track lighting. The flexible, user-friendly stainless steel cable hanging system makes art installation and adjustment fast and easy. The barely visible design keeps the focus on the art and eliminates the use of nails, hooks and wires.
First Friday Art Walk - Show Opening
The First Friday Art Walk is our "Opening Reception" for each new monthly exhibit at NexLynx Gallery of Arts. The First Friday Artwalk is a program of Arts Connect.
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 Arts Connect to promote art in the community as a premier downtown gallery on the Downtown Topeka Art Walk.
Stepping outside the common practices used in making art, Charles put his fondness for printmaking and rusted sculptures together. The results are fantastic! Using oxidation, he produces some very contemplative images that contrast organic with geometric.
Nominate NexLynx Gallery of Arts for ArtsConnect People's Choice Award as your favorite First Friday Art Walk Stop!
The 2016 Arty Awards will take place on October 29th in Topeka at the Topeka Capital-Journal.
Brew At The Zoo
Coming September 24, 2016
NexLynx is a proud patron sponsor of Friends of the Topeka Zoo and is giving away free tickets to Brew At The Zoo (Valued at $40 each).
July Winner: Beverly Dodge Radefeld
August Winner: Nila Miller
September Winner: Martha Spacek
Thank you for visiting NexLynx Gallery of Arts during the First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Topeka.
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Gallery Viewing Area
Each month the exhibit changes and we kick off the new show with our First Friday Art Walk reception. The exhibit runs throughout the entire month, so even if art viewers miss the First Friday Art Walk. Our Gallery is open Monday-Friday from 9 am - 5 pm.
Two areas comprise the Gallery viewing area, inside the NexLynx office and the lobby area outside the NexLynx office.
We love to showcase the many talented local and regional artists at NexLynx Gallery of Arts.
OCTOBER: Azyz Sharafy
NOVEMBER: Barbara Solberg
DECEMBER: Dave Horner
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