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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).


Gallery Space

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 - Show Opening

The First Friday Art Walk is our "Opening Reception" for each new monthly exhibit at NexLynx Gallery of Arts. The First Friday Artwalk is a program of Arts Connect

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 Arts Connect to promote art in the community as a premier downtown gallery on the Downtown Topeka Art Walk.


Charles Ray:

Oxidized Art

Stepping outside the common practices used in making art, Charles put his fondness for printmaking and rusted sculptures together. The results are fantastic! Using oxidation, he produces some very contemplative images that contrast organic with geometric.

Nominate NexLynx Gallery of Arts for ArtsConnect People's Choice Award as your favorite First Friday Art Walk Stop!

The 2016 Arty Awards will take place on October 29th in Topeka at the Topeka Capital-Journal. 

Nominate NexLynx Now


Brew At The Zoo

Coming September 24, 2016 

NexLynx is a proud patron sponsor of Friends of the Topeka Zoo and is giving away free tickets to Brew At The Zoo (Valued at $40 each).

July Winner:  Beverly Dodge Radefeld

August Winner:  Nila Miller

September Winner:  Martha Spacek

Must be 21 years or older to attend Brew at the Zoo.

Thank you for visiting NexLynx Gallery of Arts during the First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Topeka.

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Gallery Viewing Area

Exhibit Hours


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.


Upcoming Shows 



OCTOBER:  Azyz Sharafy

NOVEMBER:  Barbara Solberg

DECEMBER:  Dave Horner


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We are BOOKING NOW for 2018. Please contact Sarah at or (785) 232-5969, if you or someone you know would like to arrange a tour of our office, or are interested in booking a showing.

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