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 2021

Discover Art Downtown at our Artist Reception at NexLynx Gallery of Arts, Friday September 3rd from 5pm to 8pm. View the unique artwork of multi-medium artist, Angela Lexow, during our First Friday Art Walk.

As a child, Angela always had a passion for making things – whether it was drawing, painting, collaging, bracelets, dancing or putting on shows. Always knowing that she wanted to BE an artist, if it was in “the arts” she wanted to do it. Growing up she took all the art classes she could, always feeling most comfortable in the studio.

Angela still finds herself interested in all things art, not limiting herself to one medium, style or concept. Her inspirations and ideas changing as new experiences happen, which open new worlds of curiosity and experimentation. Finding inspiration everywhere around her, Angela’s work explores stories and legends and the wheel of the seasons and symbols.

She primarily works in mixed media and acrylic paint, but has explored other mediums such as fine art gourds, mixed media 3D art, jewelry, and anything that she finds herself curious about. Angela is driven to create all the things that she is passionate, expressing her thoughts and emotions not through words, but through art.

Masks are required for the safety of our guests, artists and staff. Please be courteous of others and maintain social distancing. Your well-being is our primary concern while you celebrate with us.

  • 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