Visible School begins renovations at new Downtown campus

By Crissy Lintner

Memphis-based Visible School, a music and worship arts college, will host a formal groundbreaking at its new Downtown Memphis campus, located at 200 Madison Ave., on Tuesday, Feb. 1, at 10:30am. During the event Visible School will unveil official plans for the building, including a timeline for completion and move-in. The event will include live music from Visible School students, as well as an update on the college’s fundraising efforts through the Into the City Campaign.

“We’re thrilled to finally begin renovations of our new Downtown campus,” said Ken Steorts, president and founder of Visible School. “This has been a dream of mine and many others at our college since we began 10 years ago. We have great things planned for our new urban campus, and I look forward to making Downtown our permanent home.”

Visible School closed on the purchase of the iconic Francis Gassner-designed building from the Greater Memphis Chamber for $1,050,000 in December 2009. The college has since continued an aggressive capital campaign to raise funds to begin renovations on the building.
The groundbreaking is open to the public, and will be attended by representatives of the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce, Memphis Music Foundation, and Center City Commission.

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