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 # 14 – The Gathering – Final bid $250

Pinned on June 28, 2013 at 4:19 am by Lou Ann

Chair # 14 – The Gathering – Final bid $250

Chair # 14  (click photo to enlarge)

LOCATION:   Northwoods Roasterie – like the coffee that is blended and roasted on site, the atmosphere is to be savored and enjoyed.   In a renovated home with an Up North feel  overlooking North Lindstrom Lake, the baristas will brew your coffee or tea, make a delicious smoothie or serve  up one of several new menu items.  Just sit back and relax!

12710 No. First Ave.

Lindstrom, MN  55045

Phone: (651) 257-5240   www.northwoodsroasterie.com

ARTIST:              Barbara Johansen, Scandia

 CHAIR NAME:          “The Gathering” (North Shore Gulls)

Barbara works mainly in watercolor and pen and ink.  She also enjoys exploring acrylic, collage and mixed media.  Barbara has been drawing since she was a child.  She studied art in high school, at the School of Associated Arts in St. Paul and Lakewood College in White Bear Lake.  She attends workshops to learn new techniques and for the opportunity to work with other artists.

Barbara shares her knowledge and passion for creating art by teaching workshops, giving private lessons, home school and Chisago Lakes community education classes.  Barbara’s work has been exhibited at colleges, hospitals, theaters and galleries.  Her works are available at local art fairs, the Gammelgarden in Scandia, Hosanna Lutheran Church in Forest Lake, The Art Preserve and Studio in Woodbury and Gustaf’s Galleries in Lindstrom.  Much of Barbara’s work reflects her love of Minnesota and the St. Croix River Valley.  She has donated artwork to the Festival Theatre, Relay for Life, the Chisago Lakes Area Community Foundation’s Art Dash and other non-profits.


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 on this chair, place your bid on the Bid Sheet inside the Roasterie during business hours.