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 – September 2019

Discover Art Downtown with our Artist Reception at NexLynx Gallery of Arts, Friday September 6th from 5pm to 8pm. View the beautiful fabric creations of Kristine A. Luber during our First Friday Art Walk.

Kristine Luber has been exhibiting her award-winning fabric artwork in Kansas and neighboring states for the past ten years. She frequently uses Kansas vistas as subject matter in her fabric collages by stitching together photos printed on fabric with patchwork then embellishing with machine embroidery and hand beading, putting a modern twist on traditional patterns.

She also creates three-dimensional art such as fabric flowers, leaves and butterflies that pop right off the wall. Her artwork is even wearable and practical such as light-weight fabric jewelry, women’s shirts, dresses and artwork-upholstered chairs. No matter what kind of project Kristine is working on, her incentive to create comes from the desire to turn items that might otherwise be relegated to the landfill into something beautiful.

A teacher by training and at heart, Kristine created art projects for all ages as an educator, and on behalf of the Topeka Art Guild she currently curates a semi-monthly art show for the children, parents and staff at Security Benefit Academy. You can follow her on Facebook at Kristine A. Luber, fabric artist.

As always, we will have snacks, soda, craft beer and wine. This month only, we’re featuring a few pet beers. If I can find any pet related craft beers; on the label or in the name, we’ll be featuring it. Otherwise, we’ll serve domestic beer.

We hope to see you here!


  • Make sure to visit our friends at Thirty-Nine West Gallery in NOTO. Located at 909 N. Kansas, Staci Dawn Ogle and Lori Blake, owners, have brought a new concept in viewing art. With three galleries inside, each exploding with art in all mediums, pushing your senses, offering an interactive art experience.

  • 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