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 – December 2018

Nancy D. Jones

Discover Art Downtown with our Artist Reception at NexLynx Gallery of Arts, Friday December 7th from 5pm to 8pm. View the beautiful landscape and waterscape paintings by Nancy D. Jones during our First Friday Art Walk.

Art has been part of Nancy’s life from early childhood through her adult life by drawing what she saw, fascinated with molding metal into shapes, found objects and intrigued with the texture and color of pastel, watercolor, oil and fabric. Nancy thinks of herself as an eclectic artist, trying out different mediums to express what she sees, feels and imagines.

She received her B.A. in Art Education, but worked in the mental health field as a therapist where her observational skills honed through art helped Nancy understand and help individuals who were struggling with life challenges.  After retiring, she returned full-time to her first love, art.

Her exhibit reflects her love of landscapes and waterscapes from Kansas to other sites throughout United States, Australia and Europe. Nancy visualizes being “there” wherever that may be to recreate the atmosphere, sounds and color. Life is an adventure and it is those adventures that live in her mind and on canvas. Nancy hopes to transport her viewers to the site and have their own experience of “being there”.

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.

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