Ellen Mueller

Walking Events

To celebrate the launch of my book, Walking as Artistic Practice, I will be hosting a number of talks and workshops featuring topics and exercises from the book. This page is where I will be listing all events as they get scheduled – check back often! To schedule an event, please reach out to me at ellen.mueller@protonmail.com

Hardcover and E-book released: October 1, 2023
ISBN 9781438494814

Paperback release: April 2, 2024 (Pre-order now available)
ISBN 9781438494807

Spring 2024 Events Coming Soon!



Walking as Artistic Practice book cover and aerial image of grass labyrinth
Sunday August 20, 11am-Noon
Walking Artist Talk with Larsen Husby and Ellen Mueller
Silverwood Park, 2500 County Rd E, St. Anthony, MN 55421 [FREE]

These two artists both have an interest in walking, with Mueller publishing a book, Walking as Artistic Practice, this October. The book features discussion of Husby’s piece, Long Trace of Minneapolis, and you may remember Husby’s 2020 grass labyrinth installation at Silverwood. Come learn more about walking as artistic practice, and enjoy Q&A at the end. NOTE: I’ll be handing out a limited number of FREE copies of my zine, “Walking Workbook: Labyrinths and Mazes” – first come, first served!

cover of walking book and a photo of a man walking on posts in the beach

Sunday, September 10 at 2pm CT
Walking Workshop: All the Affordances Exercise
Phipps Center for the Arts, 109 Locust St, Hudson, WI 54016
$5 – Registration link

In this one hour walking workshop, we’ll participate in an exercise, “All of the Affordances,” from Ellen Mueller’s forthcoming book, Walking as Artistic Practice. We will familiarize ourselves with the walking spaces around the Phipps and practice close looking to find all the possible uses (intended or not) of these spaces. In a way, it is a practice in envisioning different futures. This type of walking is playful, reflective, and invites photography, and writing to share with the group as we slowly walk and are inspired by a specific place and time.

Cover of Walking as Artistic Practice and Drawings of Minneapolis Police Precinct
Saturday September 16, 2-3pm
Walking workshop with Ellen Mueller and John Schuerman
Viewpoint Gallery, 591 Hamline Ave N., Saint Paul, MN 55104 [FREE]

Schuerman’s work, Precinct Perimeter (2020), is included in the forthcoming Walking as Artistic Practice book. Join Mueller and Schuerman for discussion of his work, the forthcoming book, and to try out an exercise from the book, “Walk Your Block or Perimeter.” Bring a sketchbook and writing utensil, or we’ll provide blank zines as an option for recording your observations.

Cover of Walking as Artistic Practice book with pictures of signage

Thursday September 21, 6-7pm
Walking Workshop with Ellen Mueller
Viewpoint Gallery, 591 Hamline Ave N., Saint Paul, MN 55104 [FREE]

Join author Ellen Mueller to try out an exercise from the forthcoming book, Walking as Artistic Practice. This exercise, entitled “Signage” will invite participants to observe and record using phone photography on a group collaborative walk.

book cover and walk listen create logo

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at 1pm CT
Walk Listen Create Cafe Book Talk – ONLINE
Registration Link