News and Updates

Welcome to the Updates and News Tab! Here, we keep you informed about the latest developments, initiatives, and exciting happenings within the Arts on View Society (AOV). Our commitment to fostering a vibrant arts community extends beyond the stage. Get to know us and what we do! 

Legacy Building Housing Historic Hermann’s Jazz Club sold

The Legacy Building Housing Historic Hermann’s Jazz Club and Hermann’s Upstairs is Sold: Arts on View Society excited about the new ownership.   The Board of Directors and Management of Arts on View Society, which operates Hermann’s Jazz Club, View Street Social and Hermann’s Upstairs couldn’t be more pleased and excited to be working with the City of Victoria as our new Landlords.  The sale of the building took place today and the new owners are committ... read more

Hermann's Upstairs

The Arts on View Society has exercised an option to terminate the lease with the Estate of Hermann Nieweler for the 2nd and 3rd floor space, known as Hermann's Upstairs effective March 31, 2024.   This change allows us to focus specifically on the operations of Hermann's Jazz Club and View Street Social while we explore new ways of programming the upstairs space in a financially viable manner.   The Arts on View Society's vision remains - to create and sustain a performing arts cen... read more

To all our loyal patrons

An update to all our loyal patrons about the future of Arts on View Society and Hermann’s Jazz Club:Hermann’s Jazz Club is the iconic main stage for jazz in Victoria and has been for 40 years. Both musicians and patrons call it “Victoria’s Living Room” because of the ease and comfort there, like having a jazz party in your own home.As a supporter of Arts on View Society, which runs Hermann’s Jazz Club, it is time to update you on our situation coming out of th... read more

Into the Act: Empowering Emerging Artists

Into the Act: Empowering Emerging Artists
We are excited to announce our latest achievement in supporting emerging talent in the live performing arts scene. Thanks to the generous grant from the BC Touring Council's "Into the Act" initiative, we were able to foster opportunities for emerging artists across British Columbia. This initiative aligns seamlessly with our commitment to nurturing creativity, diversity, and innovation in the arts. Meet the Emerging Acts: Under the wing of the "Into the Act" grant, we proudly showcase three rem... read more

Celebrating Community Partnerships: British Columbia Community Response Network

Celebrating Community Partnerships: British Columbia Community Response Network
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the West Shore and Victoria chapters of the BC Community Response Networks for their sponsorship of the March 12 performance by the Great American Songbook Duo, featuring the immensely talented Louise Rose and Joey Smith. This special matinee resonated not only with our loyal patrons but also with groups from Berwick House and Glenshiel Housing Society. Through partnerships like these, we align our vision of artistic excellence with the meaningful impact we c... read more