The Casa de la Cultura Luis Spota is among the leading cultural centers in western Xochimilco. Maintaining a major exhbition schedule, the Casa is also well-known for frequent performances, especially as these relate to their ongoing lectures and workshops. The Casa name honors the well-known writer, sports commentator, and screenwriter, Luis Spota.
In Santa María Tepepan, the center is a major force for neighborhood education and well-being. One of the 14 original settlements in Xochimilco, the community is already recognized for its ancient roots. Events and workshops often explore these themes. The Casa also holds workshops, classes, and functions related to the civic life of the community.