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.


Due to the poor weather conditions our First Friday Art Walk artist reception for Ryan Ogle scheduled for January 1st, has been rescheduled for the Second Friday, January 8th.


Second Friday Art Walk – January 2021

Discover Art Downtown with our Artist Reception at NexLynx Gallery of Arts, Friday January 8th from 5pm to 8pm. View the stunning photography by Ryan Ogle during our Second Friday Art Walk.

Ryan first picked up a camera 10 years ago while freelancing as a music journalist and has not put it down since. He has an eccentric eye for detail, imagination, experimentation and above all, passion for photography.

He boasts a diverse collection of work, ranging from surreal landscapes, wildlife & nature, street photography, and reality-bending digital manipulations. Whether walking around his hometown of Topeka, driving down dirt roads, or wandering the streets of New York City, Paris, or London, Ryan is rarely seen without a camera in tow.

With every photograph he takes, Ryan captures another moment in his journey through life. Those captured moments will then go through a series of digital twists and turns until it matches what he sees with his mind’s eye.

Ryan’s work has been shown at multiple galleries in Topeka and Lawrence. He was also among the featured artists for the Topeka Zoo’s 2020 Roar and Pour fundraiser.

  • 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