Welcome to "Life is GREAT on Highway 8!", sponsored by the Chisago Lakes Area Community Foundation. Each of the 5 cities along the Highway 8 Corridor in Minnesota, from Chisago City to Taylors Falls, has a large oversized, brightly-colored Adirondack-style chair. There are also 37 artistically-designed chairs outdoors at sponsor locations along the Highway 8 corridor available to buy through a silent auction. Silent auction bids will be updated periodically. Click on photos to learn more .

Chair # 36 – Dogs of Coffee Talk – Final bid $1000

Pinned on June 27, 2013 at 10:44 pm by Lou Ann

Chair # 36 – Dogs of Coffee Talk – Final bid $1000


Chair # 36  (click photo to enlarge)

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Chair # 36  (click photo to enlarge)

LOCATION:   Coffee Talk Enjoy a cappuccino with friends!  You’ll be warmly welcomed in a renovated Victorian house on the north side of beautiful downtown Taylors Falls.  And you’ll have a comfortable choice of seating – inside (upstairs or down) or outside – you can watch passers-by from the front porch or enjoy nature on the back patio.   Coffee Talk offers a full coffee and espresso menu as well as tea, soda, juice and fresh bakery goods each day.  You can also buy coffee by the pound.

479 Bench St

Taylors Falls, MN 55084

651 465-6700


ARTIST:                     Terry Hildebrand, Taylors Falls

CHAIR NAME:          “The Dogs of Coffee Talk”

 Terry lives and works in Taylors Falls where he has been a resident since 2008.  Born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Terry studied art at the University of Wisconsin River Falls and received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.  A McKnight Foundation Fellowship recipient, Hildebrand’s work is found in numerous public and private collections in the Midwest.  Some highlights are the McDonald’s corporate collection in Chicago and the ImageMover’s office of filmmaker Robert Zemeckis in Los Angeles.

Terry has done public art commissions in Taylors Falls, Wadena and Lino Lakes, MN for the State of Minnesota.  Other works may be found in private collections in the beautiful St. Croix River Valley.  He created the mural at the Taylors Falls Memorial Community Center.   His work is displayed locally and available for sale at Coffee Talk, and also at www.thildebrand.com.

Visit the sponsor locations for all 37 Highway 8 Chairs for a chance to win $200 in gift certificates to the sponsor(s) of your choice.  Just keep track of the chair codes on the Highway 8 Chairs Map. To place a Silent Auction Bid for this chair, place your bid on the bid sheet inside the shop during business hours.