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 # 24 – Scandinavian Folk Art – Final bid – $1,000

Pinned on June 28, 2013 at 3:56 am by Lou Ann

Chair # 24 – Scandinavian Folk Art – Final bid – $1,000

Chair # 24  (click photo to enlarge)

LOCATION:   Gustaf’s Galleries – fine art, framing and gifts.  Gustaf’s recently celebrated 40 years of custom framing and making art “come to life”.   As the longest running independent art gallery of its kind in Minnesota, they represent professional artists from the Upper Midwest.   The media includes oils, watercolors, mixed media, photography, hand-pulled prints, sculpture, pottery, glass wood and jewelry.  They proudly maintain one of the most notable picture framing studios in the North Metro.  Customers from the St. Croix River Valley, the Twin Cities, Wisconsin and other parts of the country love coming back to Gustaf’s for their enthusiasm, professionalism and creativity.

13025 Lake Blvd.

Lindstrom, MN 55045

651 257-1821  www.gustafsgalleries.com


ARTIST:            Patricia Post, Lindstrom

 CHAIR NAME:          “Scandinavian Folk Art”

Pat has lived in the Chisago Lakes area for more than 30 years.  She loves painting with watercolor because of the spontaneity and “happy accidents” that occur.  In her paintings, Pat tries to create a blend of abstraction and reality.  She loves painting nature to reflect God’s creation.  Her artworks are prominently displayed throughout the area, in hospitals, homes and businesses with a high regard for the quality and peacefulness of her work.

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 store during store hours.