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 – April 2021

Discover Art Downtown with our Artist Reception at NexLynx Gallery of Arts, Friday April 2nd from 5pm to 8pm. View the beautiful photographic art by photographer, Diane Wurzer, during our First Friday Art Walk.

Diane is a photographer, focusing on outdoor, natural subjects. She considers herself a photographic artist who enjoys putting her own spin on nature for people who agree we don’t need to set limits on what the world should look like.

Diane was born in Kansas, had left, but returned to Topeka in 2018, pursuing her photographic art ever since. One of her first projects upon returning was photographing the progress painting of the Brown vs. Board of Education Mural. Many of her photos were used in the video shown during the dedication. Her name was even included on the scroll painted on the mural wall which lists contributing artists, and she received an Arty Award for her participation. She enjoys photographing people when they aren’t “posing”, and in this way, she was able to capture the essence of the contributing artists and community members.

She has been a featured artist in several Topeka & Lawrence galleries, and was a resident artist at 39 West Gallery in NOTO. Diane has also shown at the Aaron Douglas Art Fair, NOTO Arts and Antiques Festivals, and Topeka Art Guild, where she served on the board.

Masks are required for the safety of our guests, artists and staff. Please be courteous of others and maintain social distancing. Your well-being is our primary concern while you celebrate with us.

  • 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