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 # 34 – Nostalgic Gardens – Final bid $400

Pinned on June 27, 2013 at 11:03 pm by Lou Ann

Chair # 34 – Nostalgic Gardens – Final bid $400

Chair # 34  (click photo to enlarge)

LOCATION:   Chisago House Restaurant – Comfort food at a comfortable price!  Breakfast is served all day, and you can enjoy a Fish Fry on Friday nights.  The food is fresh and homemade.  They serve all you can eat Prime Rib on Saturday nights, and a buffet every weekend.  Besides family dining, the Chisago House has plenty of room to host large groups and events.

361 Bench Street

Taylors Falls, MN 55084
(651) 465-5245

ARTIST:                     Dorothy Chrun, Taylors Falls

 CHAIR NAME:          “Nostalgic Gardens”

 Dorothy and her husband Mike recently moved to Taylors Falls from their home in Chisago City where they nurtured beautiful gardens that were the envy of many in the area.  Dorothy enjoys different art mediums:  oil and watercolor painting, sketching, hand building clay fish and throwing wheel pots.  Her favorite subject is landscapes and nature.   She was an art major in college and taught art for 34 years in the Chisago Lakes School District.  She also taught adult education classes over the years, and took art classes herself through evening classes, summer school programs, U of M art workshops, and other opportunities.  She has painted with various artists, including Frank Zeller, Linda Oliver Drackert and Susan Fryer Voigt.

Since retiring in 2002, Dorothy has been involved in painting groups and has participated in art competitions, receiving many ribbons for her work.  She has created art for various commissions, including a mural and “artist in the schools”.  She’s done a variety of work for people, and has participated in art and craft shows.  Since 2011 she has had her work on display at the Art Guild Gallery in Stillwater.


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.