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 a private Chopin recital at the Place Vendôme jeweler Chaumet in the room where Chopin wrote his last music and died, 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.

March 29, 2023



Location: Grand Palais Ephémère, Place Joffre, Paris 7e

Art Paris is celebrating its 25th anniversary with an edition that will bring together some 133 galleries from 25 different countries at the Grand Palais Éphémère from 30 March to 2 April 2023. A leading and innovative spring arts event, Art Paris is the first sustainably designed art fair. This… View More

March 31, 2023

L’Europe autour de l’Europe Film Festival

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

For the 12th year, the Arts Arena presents L’Europe autour de l’Europe for a screening and discussion. Founded in 2006 by Irena Bilic, the festival presents art films produced by the countries of Greater Europe with special attention to connections between classic European filmmakers and new talents of contemporary cinema.… View More

April 24, 2023

Orléans International Piano Competition Recital

IMRI TALGAM, alumnus laureate

Location: Cité internationale des arts, 18 rue de l'Hôtel de Ville, Paris, 4e

Pianist Imri Talgam has played as soloist throughout the world--Europe, North America, Argentina, Russia, China, and Israel, festival appearances at Shanghai New Music Week, Lucerne Festival, Darmstadt Summer Courses, Israel Festival, Mantaa Piano Festival (Finland), Voix Nouvelles (Royaumont, France), and the Tel Aviv Festival for New Music (Tzlil Meudcan), winning… View More

May 3, 2023

Conductor Harry Bicket and The English Concert

Location: Salle André Marchal - INJA, 56 boulevard des Invalides, Paris 7e

Internationally acclaimed conductor, harpsichordist, and organist Harry Bicket is particularly associated with the baroque and classical repertoires. Since 2007, he has been Artistic Director of The English Concert, one of Europe’s finest period orchestras. In 2018, he became Music Director of the famed Santa Fe Opera, having already been its… View More

May 9, 2023


Traveling Film Festival 16

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

For the 16th time, the Arts Arena presents UNAFF and its Traveling Film Festival (TFF) with a curated series of documentary films. Founded in 1998, UNAFF has screened documentaries dealing with human rights, the environment, women’s issues, children, refugee protection, homelessness, racism, disease control, universal education, war and peace. Many… View More

May 22, 2023

The Arts Arena Curtis Institute of Music Concert

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Violinist Josef Špaček, cellist Timotheos Gavriilidis-Petrin, and pianist George Xiaoyuan Fu are distinguished alumni of the Curtis Institute of Music. In demand across Europe and the U.S. as soloists, chamber musicians, and recitalists, they now form an inimitable ensemble with repertoire spanning Romantic masterworks to today’s most lauded composers. They… View More

June 6, 2023

KATE DAUDY, visual artist

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

Kate Daudy is a British activist artist whose artworks are based on research and collaboration. She inscribed and embroidered a UNHCR tent with the words of refugees to share their message with people around the world. The piece, “Am I my Brother’s Keeper?” has since been exhibited at venues including… View More