Kako Gallery on Royal Street to close permanently, citing safety concerns

(Photo: Kako Gallery)
Kako Gallery, currently located at 733 Royal Street, announced Monday on social media that it will be closing in two months, citing safety concerns.

The art gallery listed Aug. 27 as its last day. Owner Vina Nguyen was a mayoral candidate who ran against LaToya Cantrell in November 2021, receiving 13.5% of the vote.

The business posted the following message on Monday:

Hello folks,

After many years of investment and great memories, we have decided to permanently close our 733 Royal Street location due to countless encounters that defines and reflects the city’s unsafeness. Our last day is August 27th.

For those that have supported us over the years, you can continue to purchase artwork online or visit our Denham Springs location that operates as a show floor and warehouse for wholesale art production. Thank you all for your continuous support over the years! God Bless.

Kako Team