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 – August 2017

Discover Art Downtown at NexLynx Gallery of Arts, Friday August 4th from 5pm to 8pm, to view the artwork from the Two Wolves Artist Collective, during our First Friday Art Walk.

The Two Wolves Artist Collective is a group of artists who advocate for the arts in Topeka and are activists for love and community leaders. The Collective was formed in the NOTO Arts District in 2013, at the start of the area’s transition.

The artists featured in this group exhibit create art using several mediums and styles from photo realistic to surreal, oil, acrylic, watercolor, metal or anything else they can find to create their artwork.

Dan Brennan: Nature and City Photographer, Jason Hanna: Multimedia, Travis Garwood: Darkroom Photographer, Morgaine Hawley: Digital Photography, Alexander Lancaster: Airbrush on canvas, Oshara Meesha: Multimedia with focus in acrylics and 2016 Aaron Douglas Art Fair featured artist, Amber O’Dell: Digital Art & Photography, Kathrine Settle: Multimedia, Mike Smith: Watercolor and acrylics, Kerry White: Multimedia with focus in watercolors, Devi Wilbur: Multimedia with focus in oil and acrylics.

  • 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 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.

    • NexLynx Gallery of Arts