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 – July 2019
For Topeka

Discover Art Downtown with our Artist Reception at NexLynx Gallery of Arts, Friday July 5th from 5pm to 8pm. View the beautiful Topeka landmarks by local photographer, Jared Hitchens during the First Friday Art Walk.

Local photographer, Jared Hitchens has a passion for Topeka that comes from a life spent in the community. He has worked in graphic arts for over 20 years, but with his lens and artistic eye, Jared has captured some of Topeka’s most beautiful landmarks.

Originally introduced to the camera to simply accentuate the promotional material that he produced for the Greater Topeka Partnership, Jared quickly dove into the art and attempted to learn all that he could about the craft. Jared will be featuring his portfolio, showing his new love of photography as well as his pride for the city that he grew up in.

As always, we will have snacks, soda, craft beer and wine.


Visit THIRTY-NINE WEST in NOTO

  • 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