Originally Posted by Baz
I just relocated from Vancouver to Victoria this summer and I work primarily in a private studio north of Victoria. Because I'm new here, I haven't really plugged myself into the scene much yet, but that's my intention for this new year.
The area does have quite a vibrant artistic community from what I've seen, but not much in the way of studios. The only studio I've visited since moving here, is Woodshop Studios, about an hour north of Victoria. I met with the owner (Zak) and he has quite a nice setup up there.Friendly, knowledgeable fellow, too.
With the exception of this current freeky Arctic front, and the 3' of snow it's dumped on us, overall, the weather is normally quite mild.
Baz, I'm probably not the best person to offer advice on getting connected in Victoria as I'm just an electronic musician who has crossed in to audio engineering mostly for my own work, and the work of a few of my friends. Having said that, you may want to check out Live Victoria's website
. Though the community itself on the boards seems pretty weak to me (maybe there are some knowledgeable people on there occasionally), there is a fairly large (4 pages I believe) listing of studios in and around Victoria under the Resources
tab. As a side remark, I do not believe Woodshop Studios
is listed there, so I assume there are at least a dozen or so more good studio around.
I concur, generally the weather in Victoria is awesome (especially the summers!) -- though it seems the winter this year is unusual. Did you notice the cherry blossom trees beginning to bloom downtown in early December? Of course, now it's snowing way more than usual, leading me to believe those trees are probably pretty messed up. I noticed the same thing with bees too...