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Becky Butler



Founder/Executive Director



Arts Escape Inc


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Company/organization description (<500 characters)

Arts Escape provides individuals the opportunity to learn and create in the arts, which has shown to improve problem solving, increase self-esteem, and build interpersonal skills. Arts Escape’s community of adult learners are aging creatively and positively. Our mission is to use the Arts proactively to encourage socialization as adults transition into their mature years. Arts Escape Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c) 3 Arts and Culture Enrichment and Educational Center for adults.


Tell us about the entrepreneurial milestones you accomplished in 2019 (<500 characters) e.g., patents received, growth rate, and successful MVP, trial, or exit, etc…

We had a 54% increase in our programming in 2019 and we gave 22 students some aid with classes. We also created a program with our local Food Bank, Art Feeds the Soul. We would raffle off monthly classes to their clients.


What type of entrepreneur are you? Scaling Company: regional, national, or global business focus and greater than $1,000,000 in revenue in 2019; Scalable Venture: regional, national, or global business focus and less than $1,000,000 in revenue in 2019; Main Street: local business focus;Social Good: social enterprise or nonprofit focus

Main Street, Social Good and Nonprofit


Student entrepreneur: Are you a student and younger than 25 as of December 31, 2019? YES or NO



What CT entrepreneur ecosystem resources (spaces, programs, events, schools, etc.) have helped you succeed? (<500 characters)

Location, Space and Classes


What people are saying about Becky Butler...

 Becky Butler founded the nonprofit, Arts Escape in Southbury, CT. After twelve years working with adults in a planned retirement community in Connecticut as the Community Life Director, Becky created the “Art of Living” concept and now the nonprofit Arts Escape Inc. The Art of Living program was designed by Becky for the adults in her community to enhance their quality of life through creativity and learning. She co-founded The Art of Experience, Connecticut’s only senior juried art show, which is now approaching its tenth year of showcasing the work of more than 150 artists over the age of 70. Arts Escape provides Arts and Cultural Enrichment and Educational programs and workshops for adults. Its mission is to use the Arts proactively to prevent the social isolation that often accompanies aging and can lead to physical, mental, and emotional deterioration and a decreased quality of life. Arts Escape provides individuals the opportunity to learn and create in the arts which has shown to improve problem solving, increase self-esteem, and build interpersonal skills.  

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