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 – December 2019

Discover Art Downtown with our Artist Reception at NexLynx Gallery of Arts, Friday December 6th from 5pm to 8pm. View the paintings and unique sculptures by Beverly Dodge Radefeld during our First Friday Art Walk.

Beverly Dodge Radefeld, a long-time personal friend of NexLynx Gallery, doesn’t like to just focus on one medium, but is diverse in soft sculptures, oil paintings and photography. She feels each medium influences one another, challenging her creativity and providing her a passion for everything she does.

Early in her career, Beverly found soft sculpture as an outlet to deal with personal grief. Her soft sculpture work has been shown nationwide and throughout England, Ireland and Japan. Twice, her work was selected to ornament the White House Christmas Tree.

A few years ago, Beverly participated at a “plein air” retreat, the act of painting outdoors, which rekindled her love for painting. She is inspired by the beautiful Kansas landscapes becoming excited about the simple shapes of the Flint Hills and the color of the open sky. While she enjoys painting the wide-open spaces, the photos give her a chance to capture the intimate times that happen in an instant.

For more information about Beverly’s work, visit

As always, we will have snacks, soda, craft beer and wine. Our featured craft beers will include a special 2019 Christmas IPA from just off the Great Lakes.

We hope to see you here!

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.

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