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Out-there art

Once in a rare while, an eclectic group of off-the-radar artists get together to put on an exhibition called "Creepshow." You never know quite where it's going to pop up, but when it does, it's an occasion not to be missed.

The fifth version of the offbeat art show, "Creepshow5: Art of the Masquerade," gets under way at 5 p.m. today in Filigree's (1121 Elmwood Ave.), a small boutique and alternative art space run by artist and hula-hoop aficionado Melissa Campbell. It features, according to a release, a mix of "kitsch, camp, underground and experimental artwork" by the likes of Joe Agen, Chris McGee, John Farallo, Dario Mohr, Neil Mahar, Sophia Tareen, Eric Evinczik, Bill Huggins, Collaboration of Two and Bob Webster.

For those used to making the traditional gallery rounds on Allen Street, this show provides an opportunity to peer into the region's artistic underground. It's also a little taste of the Buffalo Infringement Festival (which has hosted past "Creepshow" exhibitions), a showcase of all manner of offbeat, anti-establishment and out-there art.

The show is free and runs through May 31. Call 400-3144 or visit

-- Colin Dabkowski