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 # 7 – Enchanted Forest – Final Bid $200

Pinned on June 28, 2013 at 11:52 pm by Lou Ann

Chair # 7 – Enchanted Forest – Final Bid $200

Chair # 7  (click photo to enlarge)

LOCATION:   Central Bank of Chisago City – A full service, independently owned Minnesota bank.  Central Bank specializes in serving the banking needs of small businesses.  They are proud to be a part of this community, and the Chisago City location sponsors RiverBucks, to raise funds for local youth programs.   Stop in and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee or an espresso drink, and a freshly baked cookie to support our area youth!

11151 Lake Blvd.

Chisago City MN  55013

651 257-6561  www.centralbnk.com

ARTIST:                     Mary Johnson, Chisago City

CHAIR NAME:          “Enchanted Forest”

 Mary and her family have lived in Chisago County for more than 10 years and her children are students in the Chisago Lakes school district, where Mary works in the  Early Childhood department.  She has been drawing since she was a child, and in her early 20’s received a wonderful gift from her mother and sister – a gift certificate for painting lessons from a local artist, Elaine Wadsworth of Linwood.  Mary learned a lot in just a few months, but her painting took a back seat when her children were younger.  As they are growing up, she is eager to start painting again.   Her style has evolved through the years and seems to have settled on child-friendly subjects such as woodland animals, fairies, angels and gentle landscapes.  Mary believes it is important to use her creative gift to create art that invites kids of all ages to appreciate the little things in life.   Mary says “Life can be full of disappointments and hardships…..but art, like a good book, should make us smile and give us a temporary escape”.


 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.