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 2022

Discover Art Downtown at our Artist Reception at NexLynx Gallery of Arts, Friday December 2nd from 5pm to 8pm. View the diverse range of styles by Travis Garwood, during our First Friday Art Walk.

A Topeka native, Travis Garwood, is inspired by a diverse range of artists and art movements, utilizing a wide range of mediums to achieve his artistic vision. Originally, he was drawn to the black and white aesthetics earlier in his artistic exploration. More recently in photography, digital drawing, painting and colored pencils, Travis has been exploring the diversity of colors. Working conceptually with a vision in mind, then bringing it to reality.

Travis earned his BFA degree at Washburn University in 2011. He works at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library with one of his duties being working in the Alice C. Sabatini Art Gallery. In 2020, Travis took over as the Aaron Douglas Art Fair Committee Art Director.

  • 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