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 26, 2018

The Arts Arena Benefit Gala

PARADE, Vive les Artistes!

Location: The Terrace Room at the Plaza Hotel, New York City

A founding principle of the Arts Arena is making available to the broadest possible audience an encounter with the arts and rare direct access to preeminent figures across artistic disciplines reflects a deep belief in the power of the arts to affect positively issues of society. Now in its second… View More

November 13, 2018


Nikolay Khozyainov, piano

Location: Chaumet, 12 Place Vendôme, Paris 1er

By the gracious invitation of the celebrated Place Vendôme jeweler Chaumet, the Arts Arena will present a private Chopin piano recital in Chaumet's Grand Salon. It is here where Chopin is said to have composed his last work, Mazurka in G Minor, and where he died on October 17, 1849.… View More

November 16, 2018

American Fringe 3 Film Festival

An Official Entry of the Festival d'Automne

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

December 4, 2018

The Arts Arena Curtis Institute of Music Award Concert

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

December 9, 2018

Jerome Robbins and the Cinema

Celebrating the Great American Choreographer

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