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 – March 2021

Color is so essential to Timothy; always drawn to the colors of the landscape, or sky and reflected shadows. By grinding pebbles, shells, etc. and blending them into his paint, Timothy produces an actual pigment for each landscape or portrait he paints, creating a real, tangible link to the environment that enchanted him to it in the first place.

Born and raised in Topeka, Timothy has always been involved in the arts one way or another. Between his different careers in various states such as a designer at Hallmark, Art Director in several notable films, the Executive Design Director for the Franklin Mint, designing bears for the Boyds Collection, being in charge of MLB, NFL, NBA, Lord of the Ring, Fantasy Dragon and Sci-Fi licenses at Danbury Mint and writing a novel and children’s books. Timothy choose to return back to Kansas for the natural beauty, a boundless supply of landscapes and sunsets, to focus on his painting.

As an artist, he transports color, allowing the viewer to escape from the mundane, helping them look at the usual and see the unusual. Timothy is not just painting a place, he is painting “the” place by bringing the actual environment into the painting, and hopefully into a collectors’ home.

We will be serving craft beer and wine. This month only, we’re featuring craft beer inspired by the Irish.

We hope to see you here!

Stop by and enter for a chance to win one of these Timothy Bauer original Giclee prints!

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