The Hidden South sells outsider art, oddities, and unique antiques found throughout the Southern U.S.

The Hidden South Confessional

We have a judgement free, anonymous confessional in which you can leave your secret behind and read what others have left.


  • We create art with a focus on assemblage art.
  • We teach people how to make art through our workshops.
  • We research and tell the stories of some of the more interesting items around the shop.

The Hidden South Shop was created by photographer and storyteller, Brent Walker. He travels the South and finds the most amazing things to bring back to the shop just a few minutes from the French Quarter in New Orleans. We are a unique combination of retail space and ongoing art project.

We have some fantastic items online but you have to come see us in person when you're in the New Orleans area. We have thousands of items in the shop that aren't available online!

One of Our Favorite Reviews

I visited Hidden South for the first time today and came away both impressed and inspired. Walking in the door my eyes were immediately drawn to bright circus clowns, vintage toys, sad-eyed baby dolls, crucifixes, taxidermy, fantastic handmade objects and much more. The space itself is beautiful; bright, airy and full of twists and turns, lending itself to its peculiar subject matter. A mysterious room upstairs holds secrets, boxes hold old records and magazines and everything seems like it wants to tell you a story. This eccentric shop is clearly a well-composed passion project. You can feel the love in every room. Plus, the music is great, the prices are reasonable and the service friendly and top-notch. I’ll be back soon, both to shop and to soothe my soul.

How Storytime at the Hidden South Works

+ Show up a little early and sign up to share your story.
+ If your name is chosen, you’ll come up and share a 5-8 minute story about your life
+ You’ll be interviewed about your story by BW and a special guest
+ One storyteller will win a special trophy/prize out of the Hidden South Shop