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 # 20 – Summer Sailing – Final bid $250

Pinned on June 28, 2013 at 4:07 am by Lou Ann

Chair # 20 – Summer Sailing – Final bid $250

Chair # 20  (click photo to enlarge)

LOCATION:   Lake Area Bank – Friends Serving Neighbors Since 1915!   Lake Area Bank is a progressive Community bank, dedicated to providing a wide range of products and services to meet your changing financial needs.  They provide the highest standard of personal service and convenience, with several locations that feature extended hours and online banking – you can bank when you want, from wherever you want!

12790 First Ave. N.

Lindstrom, MN 55045

651 257-1117


 ARTIST:                        Mavis Nelson, Stacy MN

 CHAIR NAME:          “Summer Sailing”

Mavis has painted since her youth, and began working in the photography field when she was in high school.  She started out painting the photographs and worked at several studios before starting her own photography studio more than 35 years ago.   Through the years, her interest in painting increased.  She studied under Mary Pettis, Kami Polzin and a few others.  She paints mostly with oils, but also does watercolors.   She has won numerous grand champion awards and blue ribbons for her paintings.  Her work is available at Gustaf’s  Galleries in Lindstrom.


 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 bank during business hours.