Welcome to NexLynx
Gallery of Arts
Since 2010, NexLynx has been a regular stop for the First Friday Art Walk in downtown Topeka. The Art Walk is an exhibit of local artists’ work at various art galleries, restaurants, corporate offices, and retail stores. In 2015, NexLynx celebrated our 50th consecutive First Friday 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 in the 2016 People's Choice Award, nominated by people in the Topeka Community as their favorite stop on the First Friday Art Walk, a program of ArtsConnect.
Our gallery space boasts long wall spaces with 10-foot ceilings, track lighting and a professional gallery hanging system by Gallery System with movable track lighting. The flexible, user-friendly stainless steel cable hanging system makes art installation and adjustment fast and easy. The barely visible design keeps the focus on the art and eliminates the use of nails, hooks and wires.
First Friday Art Walk - Opening
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 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.
Counted Cross Stitch
by Irma Wager
Irma has made many images for family and friends in different varieties from European landscapes to animals, flowers, city streets and beautiful women.
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Gallery Viewing Area
Each month the exhibit changes and we kick off the new show with our First Friday Art Walk reception. The exhibit runs throughout the entire month, so even if art viewers miss the First Friday Art Walk. Our Gallery is open Monday-Friday from 9 am - 5 pm.
Two areas comprise the Gallery viewing area, inside the NexLynx office and the lobby area outside the NexLynx office.
We love to showcase the many talented local and regional artists at NexLynx Gallery of Arts.
January: Devi Wilbur
February: Irma Wager
March: FOTZ Animal Artists