Nothing says "I support Ohio art" quite like shaving only one half of your body and dressing both halves in opposing outfits. At least nothing says "I support Ohio art" quite like that during the Absolutely Absurd party.

Nothing says "I support Ohio art" quite like shaving only one half of your body and dressing both halves in opposing outfits. At least nothing says "I support Ohio art" quite like that during the Absolutely Absurd party.

That was one partygoer's costume last year at this Ohio Art League fundraiser. The evening starred tinsel wigs, a safari uniform, tracksuits with platform shoes and other mashups of Halloween costumes gone wild.

"We really wanted to do something that allowed artists to participate and be the art," said OAL board member Lars Johansson.

The second edition of the shindig is this weekend, and the art will include more than just the costumes.

Attendees will see installation pieces, such as illuminated origami by artist Lea Gray, and performance pieces by Ryan Agnew and other Ohio artists. Much of the art is interactive - drums will light up when someone pounds on them, sculpture will react to the sounds of the dance floor.

"This is a lot more about installation, dance as art, video," Johansson said. "A little more contemporary, nontraditional arts expression."

The $20 cover benefits OAL. Bring extra cash for grub from food trucks or for the bar's top-shelf liquor selections.

But, the belle of the ball is the beast - the beast in the tutu, bowling shoes and silly hat.

"I'm most looking forward to the costumes," Johansson said. "The best part is that the costume doesn't have to fit into any clean category, like a superhero. Here you can be a superhero/school girl/bus driver."