Russellville Regional Leadership Academy Class 38 Unveils Captivating Eclipse Mural Downtown

The Russellville Regional Leadership Academy Class 38 is proud to announce the completion and unveiling of a stunning eclipse mural in downtown Russellville by the Depot Building. This initiative is a testament to their dedication to preserving local history and fostering community pride.

Crafted by the talented artist Daniel Freeman, the mural commemorates Russellville's distinction as one of the Top-10 Locations for the upcoming April 8th, 2024 Total Solar Eclipse. With a total eclipse duration of an impressive 4 minutes and 11 seconds, Russellville stands as the premier viewing location for this celestial event.

The eclipse mural serves as a visual reminder of our town's unique heritage and the excitement surrounding the once-in-a-lifetime event.

In addition to the eclipse mural, the Russellville Regional Leadership Academy Class 38 is dedicated to preserving our local history and enhancing community pride. The Russellville Regional Leadership Academy mission is to contribute to the renovation of the Latimore Tourist Home, an invaluable piece of Russellville's past listed in the National Register of Historic Places. They aim to install a fence around the Latimore House to protect its historical significance and ensure its long-lasting presence in the community.

They extend their heartfelt gratitude to our generous sponsors whose support made this project possible:

  • Arkansas Tech University Facilities Management
  • Arkansas Tech University Foundation
  • Centennial Bank
  • Chambers Bank
  • City Corporation
  • Danny’s Tire & Auto Service
  • Farm Credit of Western Arkansas
  • First Security Bank
  • First State Bank
  • Mars Petcare
  • Moore & Co Realtors
  • Nationwide Equipment Sales & Leasing
  • Russellville Tourism & Visitors Center
  • Saint Mary’s Regional Health System
  • The Red Pointe Group
  • The Wetzel Group

PLATINUM SPONSOR: Legends Casino & Resort Arkansas

Legends Platinum Sponsor

Their contributions have not only enhanced the aesthetic appeal of our downtown area but have also reinforced Russellville's reputation as a vibrant and engaged community.

If you are interested in sponsoring, please contact Brandon Shelley at or Odalis Garcia at from the Russellville Chamber for more information!

About Russellville Regional Leadership Academy:

Russellville Regional Leadership Academy is committed to nurturing future leaders and fostering a sense of civic responsibility within the community. Through various projects and initiatives, the academy empowers individuals to make a positive impact and contribute to the ongoing development and prosperity of Russellville. For more information, contact Russellville Area Chamber of Commerce Director of Russellville Leadership, Angela Bonds at