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 # 37 – ’57 Chevy – Final bid $225

Pinned on June 27, 2013 at 10:35 pm by Lou Ann

chair # 37 – ’57 Chevy – Final bid $225

Chair # 37  (click photo to enlarge)


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Chair #37  (click photo to enlarge)

LOCATION:   The Drive In – Venture back to the 50’s for old fashioned fun and root beer!  You’ll find carhops in poodle skirts,
homemade root beer, malts, cheese curds and old fashioned hand-packed burgers!  Located on the main drag (Highway 95) right next door to Adventure Falls Miniature Golf, you are sure to have a good time.   Come in a classic cruiser on on Cruzin’ Thursdays all summer long and receive 10% off !

572 Bench St

Taylors Falls, MN 55084

651 465-7831


ARTIST:                     Derek Lusche, Ashland WI

CHAIR NAME:          “  ‘57 Chevy ”

 Derek is an amazing young man who grew up in Luck, Wisconsin and started private art lessons at age 11.  He studied under Mary Pettis through his early 20’s.  His two main mediums are oil painting and whimsical sculpture.   Derek has been vision impaired his whole life, and in 2003 was diagnosed with glaucoma and became blind in his left eye after surgery complications.  In 2009, Derek had several surgeries on his right eye to save his vision.  He now has only 35% vision in his right eye and is still painting and sculpting.   His work is inspired by nature, the people around him, his travels and his life’s journey.    Derek’s philosophy is: “If your mind can see it, your hands can produce it.”  To see more of his work visit www.dereklusche.com.


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 Drive-In during business hours.