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 – June 2019
Intricate 3-D layered works by Pradeep Bangalore

Discover Art Downtown with our Artist Reception at NexLynx Gallery of Arts, Friday June 7th from 5pm to 8pm. View the intricate works by returning artist, Pradeep Bangalore during the First Friday Art Walk.

Pradeep’s interest in computer graphics and animation influenced him to learn 3-D computer modeling, shifting his creativity to constructing fine art utilizing a blend of cutting edge laser and computer graphics. He calls this process “Lasered Layers”.  The 3-D artwork consists of painstakingly assembled multiple layers of intricately laser-cut sheets of paper.

His earlier pursuits included a variety of mediums such as color pencils, oil pastels, water colors, oil colors & clay modeling influenced by the rich variety of traditional cultural art of south India.

Pradeep’s art is inspired from images and patterns in nature which are transformed into black and white sketches on paper which are scanned and reduced to 2-D vector art. Then cut on acid free card stock using a fine laser beam. The laser cutting process adds dimension and shading of the edges. The texture of paper and airbrushing adds beauty and color.

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


  • 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