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.

June 18, 2018

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT, singer-songwriter-composer

Location: 2 rue Saint-Florentin, Paris, 1er

He has played Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Covent Garden, London Palladium, Hollywood Bowl, Royal Albert Hall, collaborated with artists such as Robbie Williams, Elton John, Paul Simon, ANOHNI (formerly, Antony Hegarty), David Bryne, and Boy George, and now just completed his second commissioned opera, Hadrian. Venue to be… View More

June 19, 2018


Location: ,

A private cocktail reception bringing together New York and Paris Arts Arena members, patrons, and benefactors, with additional special events for members of the Sponsors Circle and President’s Circle. DATES AND VENUES TO BE CONFIRMEDView More