“Hmmm…my thoughts on Bomb Diggity Arts…It is a good place to learn new things, like how to be nice to your own friends. It’s a pretty interesting place, with so much to work on including arts and crafts to do. Well…I just like to be myself here. I can do my own thing, like trying to focus on my own work and I don’t stop and don’t fail.”
“I learn how to be more positive and to be a team player and role model and take care of business. I like going to the gym to get buff and I like working on media projects like my workout video. I do like cooking workshops and would like to do a cooking video at my apartment, so people can see the healthy food choices I make.”
“I like to do my cityscapes…I feel good when I'm here, this place is crazy!”
“I like a lot-camping, indoors and outdoors, hanging with cool people, ice-skating…I have been with the program for 4 years and I like it a lot, its fun and I want to stay with the program maybe the rest of my life.”
Bomb Diggity Arts, a community-support program of Momentum serving adults of all abilities, promotes the discovery of artistic expression, exploration of personal interest and passion, development of a healthy lifestyle, and building a meaningful and reciprocal connection to ones’ community.
The Momentum Portland location focuses on multi-media, visual, culinary, musical/vocal and agricultural arts. Our studio is located at 643 Congress Street, right in the heart of Downtown Portland and the Arts Disctrict.
Many Bomb Diggity multi-media artists participate collaboratively with another local agency in the development of “TV SHOW,” a television variety show that involves everything from documentaries to animations to cooking segments to interviews and music videos. You can also check out Bomb Diggity's other video work here. Bomb Diggity Arts incorporates workshops with guest artists into our programming. Many local artists share their artistic knowledge with participants during these sessions.
Bomb Diggity Arts participates in regular cooking workshops with the cooks at Local Sprouts Café which is right next door to our studio and a second home to our artists. This is where much community connection is created with kitchen staff and community members. Bomb Diggity Arts also utilizes Bomb Diggity’s brand new commercial kitchen space, WHISK, at 200 Anderson Street for a wide variety of culinary workshops.
The program offers an agricultural / gardening aspect. We have an urban garden plot in Portland that we care for and cultivate during the summer.
The Arts program holds regular Art Shows corresponding with Portland’s First Friday Art Walk, and has a gallery that is open to the public during program hours at 643 Congress Street, where artists have the opportunity to sell and promote their art to the Portland community.