georgia tech

east architecture building

march 11th-12th

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Welcome to the Horizons Sketchbook Cafe! -ˋˏ ༻ ☕ ༺ ˎˊ-

HexLabs is excited to welcome you back to 🎨 Horizons: the 24-hour arts + tech make-a-thon! All university students in Georgia are welcome to join and express their creativity free from the constraints of major, skillset, or experience! Whether you enjoy sharing your love for visual art 🖼, telling genius storylines 📚, showcasing your newest beats 🎶, mastering up lines of code 👾, or engineering incredible creations 🧩, your intrinsic connection to creativity is what makes Horizons THE event for you!

From ☕️🧸🤎 March 11-12th 🤎🧸☕️, showcase your unique skills and ideas at our sketchbook cafe held in the East Architecture Building.

During this weekend, participants will brainstorm, design, and create projects of their interests that integrate arts and technology while attending fun workshops and mini-events 🤗. At the end of the event, there will also be a display of all the projects where judges will vote for specific categories and award prizes to winning teams. 👀

strawberry shortcake
coffee + plants



Join this track to create tangible artistic projects, ranging from paintings and sculptures to fashion items and wearable tech. In the Physical Track, participants can have a very hands-on experience by designing and making unique pieces of art in any physical form!


Enter the digital track if you are interested in projects that allow users to interact with diverse forms of art through any type of digital interface! Whether you are constructing an algorithm to create colorful generative art, designing a streaming service to revolutionize our experience of listening to music, developing the next big video game, or in any way involving yourself in the process of building and displaying artistic creations via digital means, this track is for you!

come to the café!

Registration is FREE and open now! It closes March 6th.

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The schedule is being

゚。・ * ☆ crafted up ☆ * ・ 。゚


frequently asked questions

So I've heard of a hackathon, but what's a make-a-thon?

A make-a-thon is a creativity-driven event where teams make their ideas into reality with resources, materials, and support from HexLabs!

Can I attend?

Anyone who is a Georgia Tech student, or is 18 and above at any Georgia university can attend! With beginner-friendly workshops, fun and relaxing mini-events and great vibes, students from any background can come and enjoy!

How much will this cost?

Horizons is completely free! We will provide the food, swag, and resources you need so you can focus on your most awesome creation.

Where can I register?

Registration is open here and will close for participants on March 6th, 2023 at 11:59pm

What should I bring?

We request that you bring yourself, your laptop, and your student ID! If you are not a Georgia Tech student you will also need to bring a government ID and student ID. Feel free to bring anything else (art supplies, tools, etc...) that you think would be helpful.

Where is Horizons?

We'll be waiting for you at the East Architecture Building, aka,245 4th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

Will there be any makerspaces open during the event?

We are currently in discussions of partnering with The Hive and the Invention Studio to offer spaces, tools, and mentorship during the event...

How long is the event?

Two days! Day 1 (Saturday March 11) will start at 10:00 AM and continue onto day 2 (Sunday, March 12) and finish at 4:00 PM.

What resources will be there?

We'll be providing lots of arts supplies, hardware, and other cool supplies. A full list of available supplies and services is coming soon. Feel free to tell us what you want to see at the event in your application.

What size can teams be?

The team can be up to 4 people in size! Let your friends know to register ASAP.

My friends are out of town! How do I find a team?

We will have a mixer at the start of the event to help you find a team, but if you prefer going solo, we’re here by your side too!

Any other questions?

Email us at [email protected] 💜.

express yourself!

Horizons is a celebration of the incredible intersection between art and technology. It is a platform for people to express themselves through art while using technology or engineering to augment its impact.

Moreso, art and technology come together as avenues for people to share their ideas. To share their findings. To share their feelings. To express themselves.

At Horizons, we challenge you to do just that!


“The art challenges the technology, and the technology inspires the art.”

- John Lasseter

We can't wait to see you expand your horizons 🌄😉!

With 💜 from the HexLabs team