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.


Dave HornerFirst Friday Art Walk – August 2021

Discover Art Downtown at our Artist Reception at NexLynx Gallery of Arts, Friday August 6th from 5pm to 8pm. View the beauty of Kansas in each photograph by Dave Horner during our First Friday Art Walk.

Dave Horner is a nature and landscape photographer originally from Boston. Coming to Kansas, he thought there would be nothing to photograph. When back in Boston, Dave had the oceans, the four seasons, mountains, waterfalls and streams. Kansas was known to be flat, dull and not offer much in the way of photographing.

He was proven wrong as a landscape photographer. Falling in love with the unexpected beauty he discovered in Kansas, Dave has devoted time to capturing its allure and sharing it with others. You can often find him roaming around the backroads with his wife, Mary, hoping to find the perfect spot with just the right light. Sometimes waiting for hours or venturing back for a sunrise or sunset moment. Dave’s love for Kansas can be seen in his photos of the Flint Hills, sunsets and the old abandoned buildings that show past history of Kansas.

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