SolarHOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (7/12/17) — The city of Hopkinsville will unveil the “Greetings from Eclipseville” mural, which was created by local artist Amy Peters, during a ceremony set for 3 p.m. Thursday at Whistlestop Donuts, located at 420 E. 9th St.

Born and raised in Hopkinsville, the artist is the daughter of Candy and John Peters. She is a 1997 graduate of Hopkinsville High School and 2015 graduate of the Leadership Hopkinsville-Christian County class. She has worked at United Southern Bank since 2003. 

“I love to paint,” said Peters, “I take it as a responsibility of an artist to help make her community and surroundings beautiful.” 

The mural is not the first piece of art that Peters has created in the community. Her works can be found on two of the ArtHop Benches (Thomas Street and Pennyroyal Center), Boys & Girls Club Gym and Hopkinsville High School, among others. Peters along with the mural sponsor and city officials will be on hand for the unveiling. 

“The city of Hopkinsville is so appreciative of the talents that Amy lent to the community,” said Solar Eclipse Marketing and Consultant Brooke Jung. “We believe the mural will be a focal point during Solar Eclipse weekend, providing visitors with a bright and beautiful background during group pictures and selfies.”

Whistlestop Donuts, the location of the mural, proved to be the perfect location to greet visitors and residents as they cross the iconic railroad tracks into downtown Hopkinsville.

The mural features several local, iconic institutions, all of which are featured within the “Eclipseville” letters and offer a glimpse into the history of Hoptown — The Point of Greatest Eclipse for this year’s Total Solar Eclipse.

Supplies for this project were donated by Sherwin Williams of Hopkinsville. The Sherwin Williams logo was adorned in the bottom left corner of the mural to show appreciation for their participation.

For additional information regarding the 2017 Solar Eclipse, please contact Brooke Jung, Solar Eclipse Marketing & Events Consultant at 270-887-4290 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About the Solar Eclipse

On August 21, Hopkinsville will be the Point of Greatest Eclipse for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse. Astronomers estimate up to 100,000 visitors will be descending upon Hopkinsville (dubbed as “Eclipseville”) throughout Eclipse weekend. With 81 percent of the U.S. population within 600 miles of the path of totality, this will be the most viewed solar eclipse in history.

As a community, Eclipseville is planning more than 20 festivals and events surrounding Eclipse weekend, leading up to the event itself on that second-to-last Monday in August. Hopkinsville is designated by NASA as the point where the moon’s axis is closest to the earth, which makes the city appealing to astronomy enthusiasts around the world.

Guests to the area will have an opportunity to build a unique itinerary and celebrate the extraordinary event with fellow eclipse chasers. Reservations have been received from 36 states and 14 countries.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Brooke Jung
Solar Eclipse Marketing & Events Consultant

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