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.


Featured in the Topeka Capital-Journal

NexLynx art gallery to celebrate 100th consecutive art walk Friday with alumni exhibition

First Friday Art Walk – May 2019
Special Exhibit Time: 4pm – 8pm

Our 100th Consecutive Art Walk with over 35 artists

Discover Art Downtown with our Artist Reception at NexLynx Gallery of Arts, Friday May 3rd from 4pm to 8pm. Celebrate our 100th Consecutive Art Walk with a group exhibit from over 35 of our returning artist alumni during the First Friday Art Walk.

In celebration of our 100th Consecutive Art Walk, we are featuring selected pieces of artwork varying in photography, acrylics, mixed media and more from over 35 of our returning artist alumni.

Join us and the artists at 6pm for a toast as we thank the artists and individuals who have helped us achieve 100 successful consecutive Art Walks thus far. And featuring in our lobby from 5pm to 7pm, Live Music by Kirk Drager. Kirk’s repertoire includes Alt-Country, Rock, and Bluegrass.

The artists featured in this exhibit include Linda Ross Asbury, Edward Balda, Pradeep Bangalore, Charles Benton, Morgan Celeste, Kathleen Cobb, Cindy Daniels, Becky Drager, Doug Frye, Dorethy Hancock, Bob Hayes, Cynthia Stotlar-Hedberg, Rodney Hoover, Dave Horner, the late Linda Humphries, Cally Krallman, Alexander Lancaster, Theresa Shetler Logan, Kris Luber, John Maddox, Nicole Maddox, Justin Marable, Ernie Miller, Michael Mize, Staci Dawn Ogle, Marie Plinsky, Margaret Ramberg, Charles Ray, Susan Rose, Trudy Rosenburg, Patrick Schlotterback, Barbara Solberg, Hi Stockwell, Tom Stubbs, Lois VanLiew, Irma Wager and Ye Wang.

NexLynx Gallery of Arts journey began when selected as one of the venues for the ReThink Topeka Exhibition and Art Walk in 2010 and each year thereafter. The ReThink Topeka Exhibition and Art Walk was a movement to spur re-building community awareness through art and cultural events. NexLynx Gallery worked closely with the former Arts Council of Topeka, and now ArtsConnect, to promote art in the community as the “must see” downtown art gallery on the Topeka First Friday Art Walk.

NexLynx Gallery was the recipient of the 2017 People’s Choice Award and a finalist in 2016, nominated by people in the Topeka Community as their favorite stop on the First Friday Art Walk, a program of ArtsConnect.

As always, we will have snacks, soda, craft beer and wine. This month only, we’re having catered snacks, a guest bartender, featured layered champagne cocktails and a champagne toast at 6pm.


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