Xavier Cortada completed Miami’s VOICES mural during AIDS Walk 2001 (to benefit Care Resource, Inc.) at Bayfront Park, in downtown Miami, FL on Saturday, February 24, 2001. He dedicated the mural to Miami during the event’s closing ceremony and candlelight vigil.

Cortada began painting the mural’s five 8 x 4 wood panels during Fall of 1996 with members of the agencies Client Advisory Board, and then continued work on the 20-foot mural with input from participants of the 1997 AIDS Walk in South Beach, FL.

During AIDS Walk 2001 Closing ceremony and candle light vigi, Miami artist Xavier Cortada signed the mural and dedicated it to the people of Miami.

Care Resource volunteers and students from Miami Jackson High School helped glue hundreds of messages from AIDS Walk 2001 participants during the day-long event.