TARRA2017 Anti-Networking Night

Thank you to everyone who helped to make TARRA2017 a reality:
Our generous sponsors, talented artisans, wonderful vendors, and amazing attendees.
We would not be us, without you.


presented by 5280 Home& Annabel Media

October 20-21, we celebrated TARRA2017: A 2-day celebration of women, ideas and innovation.

The lineup included events, exhibits and gatherings, with the mission to bring together women who are innovating, transforming, creating, designing, writing, fabricating, building, and thinking outside the box.

TARRA2017 was for those who want to learn, connect, and network with women who are pushing boundaries, creating culture and looking to effect meaningful change in the world.

TARRA2017 Lineup

Friday, October 20
How Will You Shape the Future?
Anti-Networking Night

No suits. No heels. Just ideas. The all gender anti-networking event featured special guest Her Highness Vandy J. Sexton followed by an evening of collaborative art, celebrating diversity, creativity and community building, and painting a 30-foot mural on the walls of RedLine!


Friday & Saturday, October 20 & 21
Artisan Pop Up
Pop up shop with 12 of Colorado’s top artisans and makers at The Source

Saturday, October 21
“The Politics of Design”

An intimate evening featured boundary breakers, rule benders and risk takers from around the country.

Meg Vazquez, designer and illustrator based out of Brooklyn, NY, who was the lead designer for social media and rapid response on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign

Mandy Vink, Public Art Coordinator for Boulder’s Office of Arts + Culture

Tariana Navas-Nieves, Director of Cultural Affairs for Denver Arts & Venues

Kirsten Leah Bitzer, Photojournalist whose work emphasizes the human condition of marginalized groups and individuals

Marianne B. Holbert, AIA, Associate Director and Senior Instructor for the Program in Environmental Design at the University of Colorado Boulder



TARRA, a community for women in the creative industries, and Goldyn, one of Denver’s most sought after women’s boutiques for progressive fashion, partnered together to host a collaborative installation of local photographers and “Women Who Create” as part of Denver’s Month of Photography.

Month of Photography

In an effort to create more collaborative opportunities for women across creative industries, TARRA partnered with Goldyn and Month of Photography to host a collaborative exhibit featuring the works of three ``Women Who Create`` from the local community. We put out a call for entries and received more than 30 application in a week, ultimately making the decision too difficult to narrow down to three.

Winter Popup

The TARRA Winter Pop Up, hosted at Queen City General Store, featured the works of eight ``Women Who Create``: Alexa Allen; Lily Schlosser of Eli and Barry; Lisa Rooney of Gossamer; Christin Wingo of Verbena; Erin Pattullo of Mortar and Stone; Jennifer Olson; Alexandra and Koen of Hygge Life; and Shauna Lott of The Long I Pie Shop.

TARRA2016 | Pop Up Shop

Drop dead gorgeous pieces by some of the top makers in Colorado: Alexa Allen, Royal Stag Hats, Salihah Moore, Liz Quan, and Banshee Press. Event hosted by Queen City General Store.

TARRA2016 | Film Night

TARRA2016 Film Night marked the first Colorado screening of Amici Films' ``Making Space: 5 Women Changing the Face of Architecture.`` Featuring architects Annabelle Selldorf, Marianne McKenna, Kathryn Gustafson, Farshid Moussavi, and Odile Decq—the film presents a dynamic dialogue not only around women in architecture, but also around architecture in the 21st century.

TARRA2016 | A New Conversation

The TARRA2016 Launch Party and Panel addressed the topic of “Timeless Innovation: How Do We Create Forward-Thinking Design With Staying Power?” through the voices of architect and jewelry designer Jenny Wu of Oyler Wu and LACE by Jenny Wu; graphic designer Ellen Bruss, creative director of Ellen Bruss Design; and lighting and furniture designer Elish Warlop of Elish Warlop Design Studio. Panel moderated by Gabrielle Schuller, AIA, Director at Burkett Design.