Locals in Austin, Texas are famous art and food lovers—and when it comes to getting things done, they turn to the pros. More than 80,000 Austinites have used Thumbtack to get more than 100,000 projects done. In fact, Austin is one of the top cities in the country to work as an independent skilled professional, thanks to friendly government policies and a culture that loves supporting local businesses.
To celebrate, Thumbtack recently invited 15 of our top pros to showcase their businesses at a special media event in Austin. Some highlights from the event:
Alicia Lovell of Pearl Snap Cuisine showcases her hot rock spread, with 550-degree rocks from the beaches of Maine, exotic fruits and chicken and waffle bites.
Guests sample desserts by caterer Karen Frische of Tasty Temptations.
Rona Distenfeld of Good Dog Training greets a new friend.
Musician Jake Farr (right) teaches a basic chord.
Photographer Machielle Thomas snaps a professional headshot.
DJ Rick Giles of Upbeat Music Service weaves local artists like Spoon and Max Frost into the mix.
A guest gets a demo of the Thumbtack iOS app.
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[Photographs by Pablo Pequeno Photography ]