The ARTery, one of the coolest galleries in downtown Rock Island, is turning eight!

To celebrate the ocho, the gallery at 1629 2nd Ave., Rock Island, will be having a Birthday Party shindig from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday night.

Meet many of your favorite local artists while enjoying live music by our talented friends, T&C. The gallery will also have cake, snacks and drinks to share as always.

For more info, see https://www.facebook.com/events/353389325031715/.

Sean Leary is an author, director, artist, musician, producer and entrepreneur who has been writing professionally since debuting at age 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. An honors graduate of the University of Southern California masters program, he has written almost 30 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.