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.


NexLynx Gallery – 2017 People’s Choice Winner

Thank you to everyone who nominated NexLynx Gallery as your favorite First Friday Art Walk venue in the ArtsConnect People’s Choice Awards! We are honored to be the 2017 Winner. We couldn’t have done this without your continuous support.

First Friday Art Walk – February 2018

Marie Plinsky

Discover Art Downtown at NexLynx Gallery of Arts, Friday February 2nd from 5pm to 8pm, to view the mixed media paintings by Marie Plinsky during our First Friday Art Walk.

Marie Plinsky got a late start in the art world, but developed her artistic talents from more than 30 years’ experience as a hairdresser. She finds color theory is the same, only the canvas changes.

Starting her art career in watercolor with Johanna Hanks, Marie has enjoyed using other medias; charcoal, oil, acrylic and decorating gourds. Her newest art work of mixed media uses acrylics, paper and fabric creating interesting textures.

Marie is a member of the Lawrence Art Guild and the Topeka Art Guild for more than 15 years, serving as Reception Chairman, President and Vice President as well as helping on the Hanging Committee. She has shown several years at the Aaron Douglas Art Fair and won an honorable mention award during the “Kansans Paint Kansas” show.

  • 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