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 #35 – Devil’s Chair – Final bid $350

Pinned on June 27, 2013 at 10:46 pm by Lou Ann

Chair #35 – Devil’s Chair – Final bid $350


Chair # 35 (click photo to enlarge)


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Chair # 35 (click photo to enlarge)

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Chair # 35  (click photo to enlarge)

LOCATION:   Romaynes Sports Bar & Grill – outdoor eating like nowhere else in the St. Croix Valley!  Home of famous Bloody Mary’s and charbroiled burgers, they proudly serve burgers from Chisago Meat Company in Chisago City, MN.   Romayne’s has a wide selection of domestic and import beers, grilled chicken sandwiches, giant fish fillets, and a variety of appetizers and salads.  There are many other great favorites and a special menu just for kids!

391 Bench St

Taylors Falls, MN 55084

651 465-4405   www.romaynessportsbarandgrill.com


ARTIST:                     Barbara Young, Taylors Falls

 CHAIR NAME:          “Devil’s Chair”

 Barbara finds that everywhere she looks there is a picture to paint.  The colors of rivers, flowers and leaves against the shape of majestic white pines, age-old rocks and historic homes give her an infinite number of subjects.  Each painting is a “thank you” to God for His marvelous creation.

Oil painting has been a life-long interest and pursuit.  Barbara attended art classes at Walker Art Center in the 1960s and showed at the Uptown Art Fair.   In the mid 1980s she studied with Mary Pettis learning the Classical style of painting.  A Still Life painting was accepted for the 1995 Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibit and First and Second Ribbons have been awarded thirteen different paintings at various Regional Art Shows.  In 2006 and 2007, Barbara traveled with Mary Pettis to paint the landscape in Tuscany and in 2008 they painted in Venice.  In addition to Plein Air, Barbara paints portraits, still life and studio paintings.  She has lived in Taylors Falls for 41 years.  Her paintings are for sale at Grecco’s in St. Croix Falls.


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 restaurant during business hours.