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 – March 2023

Discover Art Downtown with our Artist Reception at NexLynx Gallery of Arts, Friday March 3rd from 5pm to 8pm. View the artwork by the talented students of Hayden Catholic High School during the First Friday Art Walk.

Once a year NexLynx opens its Gallery to a local school to showcase talented young artists. This year, we host the 9th – 12th grade visual art students from Hayden Catholic High School, displaying a variety of mediums including paintings, drawings, ceramics, and jewelry.

Art instructors; Edward Balda and Carrie Jo Gros will present the artwork of their students in the exhibit comprised of pieces by: Tatum Abbey, Liam Annand, Noah Bailey, Connor Baldwin, Cooper Brown, Molly Brown, Julia Davidson, Sophia Dedonder, Connor Enos, Scott Gillin, Jobe Havercamp, Noah Havercamp, Kat Herink, Cody Johnson, Katelyn Katsbulas, David Kopp, Jacob Lawhon, Marianna Lewin, Ella Rewerts, Hannah Schmitz, Holly Shump, Eduwigues Sims-Gamez, Sloane Sims, Vicki Sims, Jessica Thummel, Eli Wahlmeier, and Kaylee Wurtz.

Artist Image Gallery

  • 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