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CFI On Spokane Public Radio

On December 27, Spokane Public Radio broadcasted SPR’s Chris Maccini’s interview with CFI’s Mallory Battista about our recent SAGA grant award. You can listen to the show, an episode of Northwest Arts Review, here. Thank you Spokane Public Radio!

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CFI Awarded $10,000 Spokane Arts Grant!!!

CFI Awarded $10,000 SAGA Grant We are so very excited to announce that we have been selected to receive the final SAGA grant for 2018, awarded to Columbia Fire and Iron on Saturday night at an event co-hosted by Spokane Arts and Artist Trust. This will have a huge impact on our organization, and we are so grateful for this recognition and support from Spokane Arts. The funds will go toward the purchase of a trailer to house and transport…

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In Memoriam: Founding Member, Ron Weston

Ron Weston, one of our founding members, has passed away. Ron was an excellent metal artist, a magician in the machine shop, full of fun, enthusiasm, and creativity. He and his wonderful wife Trudy hosted the first two hammer-ins held by our local blacksmithing club. Ron taught high school shop for many years, then served as a firefighter in Spokane for 14 years. He retired in 2013 to concentrate on family, hobbies, and adventure. Ron's hobbies and adventures are legendary.…

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