Arts Arena events are designed as international or specifically French-American cultural interactions. The events are free and open to the public; however, reservations are advised, as many events reach capacity and offer standing-room only for those who have not reserved a seat. To guarantee priority seating at all events, please RSVP to Each event is followed by a cocktail reception with the speakers and audience.

Additional special events are reserved for Arts Arena members as part of our ArtsArenaPLUS program. These have included an haute couture fashion show at the residence of the Russian Ambassador to France, a talk by bestselling author Alan Riding about his latest book, at the home of the Director of the Arts Arena, followed by dinner with the author, and a private concert by the Curtis Institute of Music chamber ensemble at a home overlooking the Luxembourg gardens. For information on becoming a member, please click here.

October 24, 2017

Galerie dorée de la Banque de France

The Arts Arena Yale School of Music Recital

Location: Galerie dorée de la Banque de France, 3 rue de la Vrillière, Paris, 1er

François Villeroy de Galhau, Governor of the Banque de France and Margery Arent Safir, President of The Arts Arena International, invite you to an exceptional concert. The Arts Arena Yale School of Music Recital will be held in the magnificent Galerie dorée of the Banque de France, a spectacular gilded… View More

November 7, 2017

The Arts Arena in New York:  PLAYING FOR A CIVIL SOCIETY

Live Music | Lives in Music | Music in Civic Life

Location: The Consulate General of France, 934 Fifth Avenue, New York

The Arts Arena presents a three-day series, PLAYING FOR A CIVIL SOCIETY: Live Music | Lives in Music | Music in Civic Life. Events will include a performance by contemporary string quartet ETHEL and a piano recital by Russian prodigy Nikolay Khozyainov. ENSEMBLES November 7 | 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.… View More

November 17, 2017

American Fringe Film Festival

An Arts Arena Production Created by Richard Peña

Location: Cinémathèque Française, 51 rue de Bercy, Paris 12e

An Official Entry of the Festival d’Automne No one knows how many feature films are made in the United States; hundreds are shown only in small, regional festivals, or in local film programs, or receive their sole public exposure through the new “micro-cinemas” currently sprouting up in the US. Often… View More

December 1, 2017

Orléans Concours International First Prize Winner Takuya Otaki in Concert

Location: Columbia Global Centers | Paris, 4 rue de Chevreuse, Paris, 6e

December 11, 2017

The Arts Arena Watermill Performance

Location: Columbia Global Centers | Paris, 4 rue de Chevreuse, Paris, 6e

Each year, a performance developed at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center in Water Mill, Long Island, New York, is selected for a European premiere at the Arts Arena. Past Arts Arena Watermill Performances include Girlmachine. by Charles Chemin and Carlos Soto; excerpts from the dance-opera Wolf-in-Skins by choreographer Christopher Williams and… View More

December 18, 2017

ArtsArenaPLUS:  Rufus Wainwright Meets and Greets

Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord

Location: Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord - 37 (bis), bd de La Chapelle, Paris, 10e

We are delighted to announce that Rufus Wainwright has become a member of the Arts Arena's Advisory Council. Immediately following his December 18 concert at Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, Rufus will meet and greet members of the Arts Arena. The concert begins at 20:30. Photo: Matthew WelchView More