HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Marshall University is moving its visual arts center into a vacant building in downtown Huntington.
Media outlets report the university plans to transfer its College of Fine Arts Visual Arts Center to a former department store building across the street from Pullman Square.
Marshall President Stephen Kopp says moving the arts center should bring a significant amount of foot traffic to the downtown area.
Marshall's board of governors last week accepted a $10.9 million bid from Huntington-based Neighborgall Construction for the project.
Kopp says the former Stone & Thomas building is expected to hold up to 500 students. He says the current location is currently too crowded to accommodate any more visual arts majors.